Book Review: “The Book of Lost Things” by John Connolly

I’ve started a list of books to read. This one’s going on it. Thanks Anne Brooke and Legal Reader for posting this review.

The Owl and the Reader


I love “Once Upon a Time” – there is no way around it. The concept of modernised and dark fairytales has always been fascinating to me, and the show’s characters fit in the setting perfectly. Once upon a time (get it? funny? no? okay?) my friend and I were talking about the show and she suggested “The Book of Lost Things” by John Connolly. Some of you may know him as a crime novelist, but this is his first (and hopefully not last) work of fantasy. In honour of tonight’s episode of OUAT, have my review of this wonderful story.

David is a young boy whose life is falling apart. His mother has just passed away, his father re-married way too soon after her death, and his new half-brother is taking up everyone’s attention. Fortunately, like so many of us have, he finds his solace in stories contained in books…

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