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The Book of Lost Things Illustrated Edition By John Connolly

The Book of Lost Things Illustrated Edition
by John Connolly

Bestselling author John Connolly turns his unique imagination to the ancient tradition of legend and fairytale in this engrossing novel about the loss of innocence and the enduring power of story in our lives.
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The Book of Lost Things Illustrated Edition Summary


The Book of Lost Things Illustrated Edition by John Connolly

'Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother ...' As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters, his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.

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The Book of Lost Things Illustrated Edition Reviews


Brilliantly creepy coming of age novel. Mirror Here Connolly steps directly into the enchanted forest, and the journey along its twisting path is as sinister and unsettling as anything invented by the Brothers Grimm ... Connolly's control of this material is superb; tension, terror and gallows humour make the book a gripping read. But this allegorical coming-of-age story also cleverly shows the way that traditional stories have been used to reflect the sometimes harsh concerns of our world. -- Eithne Farry Daily Mail John Connolly has a cult following for his crime novel and can clearly plot twists and turns. He has applied that talent to his own life by producing a very different book ... a highly original novel using stories that we all know. But think twice before reading his version of Hansel and Gretel to your kids. The Times

About John Connolly


John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, The Book of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders. John Connolly's debut - EVERY DEAD THING - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He was the winner of the 2016 CWA Short Story Dagger for On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier from NIGHT MUSIC: Nocturnes Vol 2. In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work.

Additional information

GOR001226668
The Book of Lost Things Illustrated Edition by John Connolly
John Connolly
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2007-01-01
512
0340899484
9780340899489
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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