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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
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Apr 06, 2008

really liked it
Read in February, 2007

I really enjoyed this book. No, it's not for children. It's an adventure story and fairy tale for grown ups in the style of fairy tale masters Andersen and the Grimm Brothers. For those who like Disney fairy tales, forget this book. This is written in like an old-school fairy tale - those harsh and magical morality tales meant to teach a lesson by using monsters, beautiful women, and courageous children stepping from childhood into adulthood. I thought the World War backstory was excellent and grew quickly attached to the young protagonist as he embarked on his quest. I have handed this book off to many friends who have also fallen under its spell
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James Definite spell - good review! :)

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