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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
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Jan 21, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: gr-friend-recommendations, meh-at-you
Read in April, 2008

This is why I don't read the front jacket of books. I get sucked in thinking 'wow--this makes a good story'. Hmphf.

Okay, it's not a bad story. It had its moments. But, it lost me when it started twisting fairy tales to be all sorts of clever. Snow White as a hefty, insult laden uber wench? yeah. whatever.

The story outside of these sidebars is actually quite interesting, a boy's journey in a strange land, grieving over his dead mom, etc... but I still found myself wondering what those dudes that did the Narnia films could make out of it. Maybe using that kid that Johnny Depp is so fond of.

Because I spent a chunk of the book thinking like this, and not being consumed by the writing, I'll go with 2 stars.
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message 1: by Michelle (new)

Michelle You've talked it up so much I might add it to my "to read" shelf.

Valerie I actually liked it more than Kim... mainly because I really liked the ending.

Who's the kid Johnny Depp is so fond of?

message 3: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Lowry You know.
The one from Never Never Land.
Isn't he an orphan, or something?


message 4: by Kim (new) - rated it 2 stars

Kim This kid:

except now he looks like this:

Eh... the appeal is waning...

message 5: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Wow, it's like Elijah Wood all over again.

message 6: by Carol (new)

Carol Griffith Thanks for the heads up

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