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The Book of Lost Things

Take Pan's Labyrinth and remove all the period-piece drama (so, basically the majority of the film), throw in a healthy dose of what The Brothers Grimm (yes, the Matt Damon and Heath Ledger film) COULD have been and you will have a vague concept of this amazing book. Th...
Take Pan's Labyrinth and remove all the period-piece drama (so, basically the majority of the film), throw in a healthy dose of what The Brothers Grimm (yes, the Matt Damon and Heath Ledger film) COULD have been and you will have a vague concept of this amazing book. The most apt description I have heard for the Book of Lost Things so far is that it is a fairytale for grownups. The synopsis on the back gives you the setting, but please don't mistake that for the actual plot of the book. This story is about growing up and about loss. It is touching and creepy. Great characters, phenomenal prose and some excellent twists make The Book of Lost things as captivating a book as any reader can hope for.

posted by Janus on January 2, 2010

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I finally finished this novel, after reading on, despite many thoughts of abandoning the book in mid-stream,to see what great truths the author is trying to reveal about life and death. There are none. I was quite disappointed to see that the story led nowhere. The b...
I finally finished this novel, after reading on, despite many thoughts of abandoning the book in mid-stream,to see what great truths the author is trying to reveal about life and death. There are none. I was quite disappointed to see that the story led nowhere. The book is a poor attempt at piecing together a few fairy tales, and despite a feeble attempt at creating some kind of a plot, there is no rhyme or reason to the story. I will try another book by this author, however, will not plod through the entire book if it appears to go along the same path of boredom as this one did.

posted by Anonymous on April 5, 2007

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