03 October 2011

The Book of Lost Things

The Book of Lost ThingsThe Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book reminded me of books I read when I was younger, like before I was a teenager. It even has a life-lesson! I found it in the adult section though.

The book starts off during Hitler's reign. The main character, 12-year-old David, has just lost his mother. To deal with it, he escapes to his books. They soon begin to whisper to him. His father finds a new wife and they soon have a baby boy. David becomes even more angry and escapes into his imagination. Soon, he can't differentiate between his fantasy world and reality.

He goes down to the garden in his backyard and is transported to another world that strangly reflects the stories in his books.

This world, that has no name, contains heroes, monsters, and a King that holds the Book of Lost Things. David teams up with a Woodsman that promises to help him get to the King so that he can help David get back home.

This book is full of adventure and heroism. I'm hoping that there are more books like this, written by John Connolly.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes fantasy, adventure and super-natural.

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