The Book of Lost Things
By John Connolly
(Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9780743298902, 480pp.)
Publication Date: October 16, 2007
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High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns
the death of his mother, with only the books on his shelf for
company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the
darkness. Angry and alone, he takes refuge in his imagination
and soon finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While
his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled
into a world that is a strange reflection of his own -- populated
by heroes and monsters and ruled by a faded king who keeps his
secrets in a mysterious book, The Book of Lost Things.
Taking readers on a vivid journey through the loss of innocence into adulthood and beyond, New York Times bestselling author John Connolly tells a dark and compelling tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.
John Connolly is the author of Every Dead Thing, Dark Hollow, The Killing Kind, The White Road, Bad Men, Nocturnes, and The Black Angel. He is a regular contributor to The Irish Times and lives in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, see his website at JohnConnolly.co.uk.