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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
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Apr 07, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, recommended
Recommended for: fantasy buffs
Read in April, 2008

I'd never read John Connolly before and it turns out he's usually writes in the thriller genre. But this tale could be shelved under fantasy. It's the story of a young boy named David who lives in World War II-era London. After losing his mother to an illness, he's not too crazy about the new woman in his father's life and then, whoa, he enters into another realm. This realm is ruled by a mysterious king and overrun with all manner of beasts. And David needs to be particularly wary of the Crooked Man. He goes through a series of adventures that are pretty hair-raising in a dark fairy-tale sort of way. And there's one comic interlude I was chuckling at that involved seven dwarves. Great story.

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