Friday, May 7, 2010
Book Review: The Book of Lost Things
TITLE: The Book of Lost Things
PART IN SERIES: Stand alone novel
AUTHOR: John Connolly
GENRE: Adult, fairy tale, fantasy
PREMISE: A grieving boy gets swept up into a world of fantasy and in order to make it home he must use The Book of Lost Things...
MY REVIEW: This book started off really good then kind of flittered around the middle till it got good again near the end. I know that sounds wierd, but it's what happened. I still adored it though. It reminded me a lot of Alice in Wonderland but with fairytales added in instead of nonsense characters. It also had more of a plot then Alice and Wonderland (I love Alice but lets face it, plot in that book was crazy and random).
This is not a fairytale for kids. There is some downright scary stuff going on in here. It was creepy but not over-the-top. Connelly's writing is also rather good. It was easy to get through and had the proper tone for fairy tale telling. The problem was the middle part was kind of...jumbled up to me. I don't know...it just seemed off. But then it got good again so I didn't mind so much. All in all, this was an excellent book, if you don't mind grisly stuff here and there.
WHO SHOULD READ: Fairy-tale fans, John Connolly fans
MY RATING: Four and a half out of five fairy-tale books
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Sorry, I've been lax this week with the updating. I will be making up for it with many other reviews in the coming days. I've just been really busy and to tired to update (plus I discovered Merlin on SyFy and have been playing catch up on that show, ah King Arthur!Crack...so much love, even if it totally screws up King Arthur and gets historical facts dreadfully wrong).