Sunday, 5 May 2013

Review: The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

From goodreads: High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness. Angry and alone, he takes refuge in his imagination and soon finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a world that is a strange reflection of his own -- populated by heroes and monsters and ruled by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book, The Book of Lost Things.
Taking readers on a vivid journey through the loss of innocence into adulthood and beyond, New York Times bestselling author John Connolly tells a dark and compelling tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.

Ok, I admit it. I totally bought this book for the cover. It has got to be one of my favourite covers ever. I love it! What's even better than the cover is the fact that this book is amazing on the inside too.

It's been out for quite a while now, so I'm always surprised when people say they haven't read it, but inside this book is a tale that twists and contorts the most classic fairytales into almost unrecognisable fables. The main character; David, is a young twelve year old boy who is trapped in a fairy tale world reminiscent of a horror story, and he is forced to tackle the dark side of these fairy tales in his journey through a forest.

It's an amazing story, and  if you are enjoying the current phenomenon of fairy tale retelling, then you will LOVE this book. Seriously. You won't be able to put it down. It's gripping and spooky and the twists on he fairy tales will make your eyes pop out of your head.

Can you tell I love this book?

Go read it. Go read it now.

1 comment:

  1. With a recommendation like that, I am going to have to add this one to the TBR.