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Lost: A Novel
     

Lost: A Novel

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by Gregory Maguire
 

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“A brilliant, perceptive, and deeply moving fable.”
Boston Sunday Globe

 

Publishers Weekly calls Gregory Maguire’s Lost “a deftly written, compulsively readable modern-day ghost story.” Brilliantly weaving together the literary threads of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan,

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“A brilliant, perceptive, and deeply moving fable.”
Boston Sunday Globe

 

Publishers Weekly calls Gregory Maguire’s Lost “a deftly written, compulsively readable modern-day ghost story.” Brilliantly weaving together the literary threads of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, and the Jack the Ripper stories, the bestselling author of The Wicked Years canon creates a captivating fairy tale for the modern world. With Lost, Maguire—who re-imagined a darker, more dangerous Oz, and inspired the creation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway blockbuster Wicked—delivers a haunting tale of shadows and phantoms and things going bump in the night, confirming his reputation as “one of contemporary fiction’s most assured myth-makers” (Kirkus Reviews).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061748660
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
300,901
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Now a beloved classic, Wicked is the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Boston, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
June 9, 1954
Place of Birth:
Albany, New York
Education:
B.A., SUNY at Albany, 1976; M.A., Simmons College, 1978; Ph.D., Tufts University, 1990
Website:
http://www.gregorymaguire.com

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Lost 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 104 reviews.
venusekt More than 1 year ago
Maguire is one of my favorite authors, but this book is a dud. I usually expect the weird and wacky with his books, but in this one there was too much weird without purpose or connection. It pales in comparison to "Confessions" and the Wicked series. Skip it.
readalotLG More than 1 year ago
Read Wicked and really enjoyed it. Read Son of a Witch and thought it was OK. Currently trying to read A Lion Among Men and didn't like it quite as much as the first two. Wanted to take a break so I read Lost. What a waste of time. Slow, confusing, vague, tries way too hard to be "meaningful".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to give this book one star each for character, plot, etc. but the program would not allow me to give less than two stars. If you want to stare at a cool-looking book cover, pick this one up. If you want to read something interesting, don't bother opening it. Yawn!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Gregory Maguire but Lost was dissapointing. Think of this if you look at all the other Gregory Maguire books and then look at Lost. Lost looked like it was written by another author. All I can say is Gregory Maguire why did you write this?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Gregory Maguire but I was sorely disappointed with Lost. It was hard to follow and was not written in the whimsical sense like Wicked and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. It was dark,sinister, and highly confusing.I couldn't even finish the book. I tried again and again to get into Lost but to no avail.All I can ask is, Gregory what were you thinking?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Wicked and Confessions of an ugly step sister and enjoyed them both. But Lost did not fit the description that was on the cover. It leads you to believe you are going to read a book with modern ties to Scrooge and Jack the Ripper, when in truth it only quickly blows past these ideas every now and again. Most of the story is about a woman who went through a bad event in her life and blaimes everyone and anything for it. It is a hard read that is disjointed and follows no real path in any direction. Others said it came together in the last 15 pages but I would disagree and say it never came together for me and the last two pages left me thinking...'are you serious, this is how he ends it!' I wouldn't recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Wicked despite his rambling and overly wordy show. Enjoyed Confession of an Ugly Stepsister even more, but this book is horrid! I read 1-2 books a week, and it took me three days to get through 60 pages... I am returning the book today. Seriously not his best... not even close. I agree with other reviewers it is all over the place and generally just awful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was no where near publication. It is all over the place. As a book editor, I was amazed that this even made it to print. The whole thing comes together in the last 15 pages. Unfortunately, the previous 250 pages don't set up the end. Truly a bad book.
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Certainly not the best novel written by Maguire. The story line is somewhat intriguing but in the end, it leaves something to be desired. A disappointing read, indeed, for a die-hard fan.
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