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Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Book Review - The Book of Lost Things

Welcome to Monday and this week's book recommendation!


 This week's book was originally recommended on one of the many, many lists of Halloween reads I perused while in search of hauntingly fantastic tales in September and October, but I have to say, I didn't find it frightening or creepy in the least. To me, it was like reading something similar to, but much darker than, THE NEVERENDING STORY, which I loved. And I loved this one too. It was brilliantly imaginative and haunting. 

It tells the tale of David, a young boy who has recently lost his mother. He has trouble dealing with her absence and turns to books for comfort. But there's something lurking inside the stories, something cruel. And it has an ulterior motive for David.

This is a beautiful book. The language is lovely, drawing you in and painting fantastical worlds filled with kindness and cruelty, shadows and new beginnings. It's a worthwhile read for the language alone but the story is not to be missed. So few books contain so much story, so well told, that will leave you filling as full and content as this one did. Definitely pick this one up. It's an incredible read.


  1. Yet another great recommendation! Thank you got this. I love the idea of this story. Any recommendation with the word "haunting" in it is a must have for me!

  2. I can't wait to read this one!!! It is definitely on my to-read list!! If you're looking for more fun reads you should check out my book club! itisinmysparetime.blogspot.ca