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The Book of Lost Things
by John Connolly | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Jive-Monster of -- Somewhere in Derbyshire, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 5/29/2007
Average 6 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by ekaterin4luv): to be read


11 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Jive-Monster from -- Somewhere in Derbyshire, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 29, 2007

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Bought with birthday vouchers:

From the back:
Everything You Can Imagine is Real'

High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the loss of his mother. He is angry and he is alone, with only the books on his shelf for company.

But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother he finds that the real world and the fantasy world have begun to meld. The Crooked Man has come, with his mocking smile and his enigmatic words: 'Welcome, your majesty. All hail the new king.'

The Book of Lost Things
(Australia)
And as war rages across Europe, David is violently propelled into a land that is both a construct of his imagination yet frighteningly real, a strange reflection of his own world composed of myths and stories, populated by wolves and worse-than-wolves, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a legendary book . . .

The Book of Lost Things.  


Journal Entry 2 by Jive-Monster from -- Somewhere in Derbyshire, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 06, 2007

8 out of 10

What an interesting read. I enjoyed the different takes on the old fashioned fairy tales. 


Journal Entry 3 by Jive-Monster from -- Somewhere in Derbyshire, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 22, 2008

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Sending this out as part of the UK RABCK game. Better late than never. 


Journal Entry 4 by waderwoman on Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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Thanks JM- this arrived today. It looks a great read I shall look forward to it.
 


Journal Entry 5 by waderwoman on Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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I'm afraid I could not get into this at all- and it gave me creepy nightmares for some reason.
I am going to trawl the wishes lists to see if anyone is after it. 


Journal Entry 6 by waderwoman at Kegworth, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (8/27/2008 UTC) at Kegworth, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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Handed over to bestest pal, when we were consoling each other on the trauma of the night before RETURNING TO SCHOOL and all that it entails!!!! 


Journal Entry 7 by house-elfdobby from Derby, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Friday, August 29, 2008

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Snaffled from waderwoman's shelf when I popped round in a pre-school flap the other night! 


Journal Entry 8 by house-elfdobby at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, December 29, 2008

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Released 8 yrs ago (12/30/2008 UTC) at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Sending this off to Plum-crazy for her bookring as her copy has gone AWOL along the way, like my Book Thief one I think. Didn't get around to finishing it sorry Jivey as something else caught my attention and I picked it up instead ..... maybe Plum-crazy could add me to the end of the bookring and I'll have another go then? 


Journal Entry 9 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 02, 2009

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Thank you sooooo much h-ed for this replacement for a stalled ring....the Book of Lost Things can start travelling again!

You're added to the end of the list as requested....but it may be a while before it gets back to you :o)

And a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!

 


Journal Entry 10 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 02, 2009

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List of readers moved from stalled ring. Previous JE's can be viewed here

Some brief "rules":

Please journal the book when you receive it.

Please PM the next person on the list for their address soon after receiving it(this will hopefully help prevent holdups later on) If you don't hear from them within a few days, PM them again. If after a few more days you still haven't heard anything, please let me know.

Read the book! Please aim to send on within around 6 weeks ...& journal it again when you've read it to let us know what you thought of it.

WelshHelen (UK)
RonOren (UK)
Tregossip(UK)
Beebarf(UK) (Oct 08:note on profile asking to skip rings)
Squirk(UK)
24-7-365Reader (UK)
KiwiinEngland (Ireland)
pepita-di-Corfu (Greece)
ekaterina4luv (Germany) <-----book is here!
sintra (Germany)
dutch-book (Netherlands)
verolyon (France)
Tanamo (UK)
house-elfdobby (UK)




 


Journal Entry 11 by wingPlum-crazywing at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, January 05, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (1/6/2009 UTC) at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Off on it's travels starting with WelshHelen...enjoy!

2009 Ultimate Challenge (#16) 


Journal Entry 12 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, January 10, 2009

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Arrived safely today, thanks so much, Plum-crazy. I must be jinxed because I was also on house-elfdobby's ring for The Book Thief as well! I'm in the middle of reading another ring book but this one will be next on the list. 


Journal Entry 13 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, January 26, 2009

8 out of 10

Having just read "Inkheart" I was a little worried that this book would be very similar. Thankfully, it's not :-) TBoLT is a twisted tale of an unhappy boy who finds himself in a strange world inhabited by characters of fairy tales. They're not, though, the characters or fairy tales that we're used to and the differences make this a very interesting read! I particularly enjoyed Snow-White and the seven dwarves - it made me laugh out loud, whereas other tales made me cringe.

I loved the Woodsman and Roland and thought that David was a wonderfully written, sympathetic character. Well written, an intersting premise and it made me cry at the end - what more could you want?!

Thanks for sharing, Plum-crazy (and house elfdobby). The book is on its way to RonOren. 


Journal Entry 14 by RonOren from Stockwell, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, January 30, 2009

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The book arrived yesterday and I started in it immediately. So far, I am very much enjoying it, but let's reserve judgement until I've gotten into it a bit further. More to follow... 


Journal Entry 15 by RonOren from Stockwell, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, February 21, 2009

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I do apologise for the long wait; I've been rather busy (and, admittedly, lazy) lately. But I will get in touch with Tregossip as soon as possible and get the book moving again.

I really loved this book! It is very reminiscent of the Neverending Story, although David is far more sympathetic a character than Bastian. I like the idea of a world shaped by someone (or maybe everyone), even if they don't know it.
Somewhat surprisingly, the bit I liked most was the explanation at the very end of the book. Not just why the author had chosen specific fairy tales, although that was certainly interesing; I really enjoyed the background of the fairy tales, and the fairy tales themselves. Quite a lot of the book made a lot more sense after the last bit; maybe I should've reread the book after the explanation...

Thanks very much for sharing this, Plum-crazy (and house-elfdobby)! I'm very tempted to try some of John Connolly other books, even if those are apparently quite different; I'll have to see what I can find. 


Journal Entry 16 by RonOren from Stockwell, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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I'm really sorry about the long wait! I've been impossibly disorganised lately and this book has been lying around in its envelope, waiting to be taken to the post office for ages. But I'm glad to say it is finally on its way to Tregossip. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did! 


Journal Entry 17 by Tregossip from St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Friday, March 13, 2009

6 out of 10

arrived this morning - thanks one an all

Ummmm, bit like the curate's egg, good in parts but maybe not for bedtime reading
Have PM'd next person for addy 


Journal Entry 18 by Tregossip at St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom on Sunday, March 29, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (4/1/2009 UTC) at St. Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom

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on it's travels again 


Journal Entry 19 by squirk from West Norwood, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, April 03, 2009

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The book arrived safely today and I look forward to reading it soon.

Many thanks! 


Journal Entry 20 by squirk from West Norwood, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, April 25, 2009

8 out of 10

Nice to read a fairy-tale book for adults. Some very interesting themes here along with a good read. Had me guessing all the way through.

Off to 24-7-265Reader!

Many thanks for sharing. 


Journal Entry 21 by 24-7-365Reader on Monday, April 27, 2009

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Arrived today, will be able to start straight away 


Journal Entry 22 by 24-7-365Reader on Sunday, May 17, 2009

6 out of 10

I am not sure whether I enjoyed this book or not, I found it very strange in parts, and a little bit distrubing (perhaps I am over sensitive!) I wanted some of the sweetness of Fairy Tales, but deep down I suppose they aren't really are they, all full of wicked witches etc. This certainly wasn't a book that I would have picked up and tried, but that's what Bookcrossing is all about, reading books you wouldn't normally try, so thanks for sharing, just waiting for the next address then the book will be on its way :) 


Journal Entry 23 by kiwiinengland from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, June 03, 2009

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Safely arrived in hot and sunny Dublin. This book is third on my reading pile after two other rings. Thanks for sending it over the water 24-7-365Reader.

 


Journal Entry 24 by kiwiinengland from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, June 25, 2009

2 out of 10

The majority of this book seems to be the script for the Labyrinth film.

Like the film this book centres on a child who is a huge fan of books and has a special fondness for fairytales.

Like the film the child has a half sibling they dislike.

Like the film the child ends up in a world where they must overcome various challenges, including answering exactly the same riddle.

Like the film This journey allows the child to replace their selfish and childish view of the world with a more mature and adult outlook.

Sadly the film was much better than the book, for David Bowie (a direct parallel to the crooked man in the book) could sing and juggle crystal balls.

The last 150 pages of the book is the author setting out the themes he was developing and outlining the fairy tales he was developing in the story. I did not enjoy this part, as it turned the book into a school text book.

Overall I did not enjoy this book and am pleased it is over.

pepita-di-Corfu asked to be skipped (wise person) 


Journal Entry 25 by kiwiinengland at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Thursday, June 25, 2009

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Released 8 yrs ago (6/27/2009 UTC) at Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom

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Posting to the next person who wants to read this book.  


Journal Entry 26 by ekaterin4luv from Nürnberg, Bayern Germany on Wednesday, July 01, 2009

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Thanks, I'm looking forward to it. I really forgot that ring. 


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