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Book review: The Book of Lost Things 
7th-Oct-2011 02:36 pm
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John Connolly's The Book of Lost Things is a fantasy coming-of-age story, in which a young boy loses his mother to cancer and not long after has to get used to a new family as his father remarries and has another son; all to the backdrop of the Second World War. When a fighter plane crashes into his garden David is transported to a different world populated by twisted versions of the best-known fairytales. It's entertaining and well-written with some very neat twists on fairytale tropes and admirably dark bits, including a surprisingly downbeat ending, but I couldn't help thinking it's a concept that's been done many times before, and better.
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7th-Oct-2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
I disliked it thoroughly. Have you read Michael Marshall Smith's Only Forward? A similar thing but done much better, as you said.
8th-Oct-2011 09:26 am (UTC)
No, I've never heard of that, though I might stay clear of similar-themed stuff for the time being!
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