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Where do lost books go? The Babylonian texts thrown in the Tigris by the Mongol invaders of Baghdad. The sequel to Gogol’s Dead Souls burned to ashes by its own creator. The original edition of The Seven Pillars of Wisdom misplaced by T.E. Lawrence in a train station. Are these books destroyed forever in those moments? Or does a piece of them live on? By day, Darius is a ...more
Kindle Edition, 180 pages
Published July 12th 2012 by Darius Jones Productions
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Laura
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A great first novel! Intriguing ideas and a good romp through literary and philosophical history.
Lita Burke
Jul 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
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The central character Darius, an ad copy writer by day, is plunged into the mystical world of The Library, where all of humanity’s lost or destroyed books live. A rich world awaits Darius. He experiences situations with misty temples, lashing thunderstorms, and forests filled with monkey chatter. Darius learns that The Library is threatened with destruction, and he sets out to investigate.

The Library’s steward is simply the “old man,” a mysterious sage who feeds Darius tea by the fireplace.
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Michelle
Sep 11, 2012 rated it liked it
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Pros: The Library of Lost Books is certainly a book for book lovers, as well as lovers of history, philosophy and mythology. It has a wonderful central idea (the immortality of ideas) and exquisite locations that Jones is rather adept at describing. It also has wonderful little philosophical tidbits strewn throughout. It is a quick read that is certainly worth the price of admission, 0.99 via kindle or free for prime members.

Not pro or con : Friedrich ( is it odd that i read him as female) and
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Cameron
Dec 30, 2012 rated it liked it
A neat idea, even if it was all the author's lucid dream. When books are lost from this world, through fire, water, or age, they appear in different places in an enormous library with rooms that lead to whole worlds. The librarian and his assistants travel between the worlds/rooms in the library and retrive the lost books, adding them to the collections.

There was a brief and forgettable side story involving some kind of monster or demon that tries to destroy the library. I honestly don't recall
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Pam
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love this book! The history, the creativity, the idea was very captivating but I slightly began to lose interest near the end. I would definitely recommend this book to book lovers, especially those who are fans of the historical genre.
Pamela Adam
Apr 29, 2019 rated it liked it
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Philosophy and imagry

I chose a three star for this. I kinda liked it but it's not a keeper. It has an interesting premise of what happens to books which are list to time I recognised themes and process from my philosophy class at Uni 26 years ago. It can get Whiteside in places.
Andrew
Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Sep 22, 2012 marked it as to-read
sudah adakah di indonesia??
Jill
Jan 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
Not my sort thing. Didn't really like it. Thought I realised what was going on from the start. The concept was good but lost interest.
Tracey
Jun 18, 2013 rated it did not like it
Gave up after several chapters. I hate not finishing a book but it was so boring.
The concept was excellent but several chapters of describing just kept going on bad on!!
Poorly written also
Paula
Felt like a friend had an interesting dream and was doing a super terrible job of telling you how awesome it was. Glad it was short.
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I write fiction and live in the DMV, USA. Over the years, I have published the following works:

- "So You Found Me" was published in Between Worlds magazine in January 2017.

- "Barabanchik" a short story based in the real world, was published in Sobotka Literary Magazine's Summer 2016 edition.

- "The Ghul of Yazd," an "Orientalist" horror story, was published in Strangelet Journal in Sept. 2014.

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“Of all the mysteries, Darius,” the old man began. “Perhaps the greatest is Mind. For all the ignorance in the world, the assaults against reason by tyrants and rabble, no one has been able to stop it. Just the opposite. All those cultures that have abandoned Mind have paid the price, lost their way and decayed, succumbing to the darkness. And yet Mind has forged ahead.” 2 likes
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