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The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
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Jan 30, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: scifi-fantasy
Read from March 07 to 12, 2012

What a wonderful book! At times downright sinister, in the end this is a touching coming of age story about loss and hope. Highly recommend it.
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John Connolly
“Before she came ill, David's mother would often tell him that stories were alive. They weren't alive in the way that people were alive, or even dogs or cats. (...) Stories were different, though: they came alive in the telling. Without a human voice to read them aloud, or a pair of wide eyes following them by torch light beneath a blanket, they had no real existence in our world. (...) They lay dormant, hoping for the chance to emerge. Once someone started to read them, they could begin to change. They could take root in the imagination and transform the reader. Stories wanted to be read, David's mother would whisper. They needed it. It was the reason they forced themselves from their world into ours. They wanted us to give them life.”
John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things
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John Connolly
“Without a human voice to read them aloud, or a pair of wide eyes following them by flashlight beneath a blanket, books had no real existence in our world. Like seeds in the beak of a bird waiting to fall to earth, or the notes of a song laid out on a sheet, yearning for an instrument to bring their music into being. they lie dormant hoping for the chance to emerge.They want us to give them life.”
John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things


Reading Progress

03/08/2012 page 48
14.0% "Beautifully written so far. Very captivating."
03/09/2012 page 121
36.0% "Totally in love with this book!"
03/10/2012 page 177
52.0% "This book is soooo good, and sooo creepy."
03/11/2012 page 259
76.0% "Still creepy."
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