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The Book of Lost Things
by John Connolly | Literature & Fiction
Registered by AliceF of Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on 7/14/2010
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by marsala): travelling


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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by AliceF from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Obtained via BookMooch.

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 by 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.’ 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 secret in a mysterious book. An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS is for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every child about to face that moment. It is a story of hope for all who have lost and all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and most poignantly, the enduring power of stories in our lives.  


Journal Entry 2 by AliceF at BCUK UnConvention 2011, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Sunday, September 25, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (9/24/2011 UTC) at BCUK UnConvention 2011, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Released at the 2011 UnConvention


Journal Entry 3 by marsala at Chiswick, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, September 25, 2011

7 out of 10

Picked it up from the book buffet.

Read and enjoyed this book. It is based on a number of fairytales and myths, a genre I usually enjoy.  


Journal Entry 4 by marsala at Holland Park in Holland Park, Greater London United Kingdom on Friday, November 25, 2011

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Released 5 yrs ago (11/25/2011 UTC) at Holland Park in Holland Park, Greater London United Kingdom

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

In this book the main character hides from danger in a hollow of a tree. When he steps out he finds himself in a different fairytale world. I've left this book in a (slightly smaller) hollow of a tree in the hope it will find a new reader.

This book is released for the 2011 Bookcrossing Monopoly game on behalf of team Racecar.  


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