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The Book of Lost Things. 10th Anniversary Edition

Anniversary edition with two new Short Stories

John Connolly

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Beschreibung

'A brilliantly creepy coming of age novel' Daily Mirror

'A moving fable, brilliantly imagined, about the agony of loss and the pain of young adulthood' The Times

'This is no saccharine fairytale, but an eerie fable that's perfect for long winter nights' Daily Mail

This illustrated edition includes two new short stories - Cinderella, A Version and The Rat King, the latter introducing the Crooked Man who is central to the world of The Book of Lost Things - and an afterword from the author.

'Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother . . .' As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters in his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.

John Connolly is author of the Charlie Parker mysteries, The Book of Lost Things, the Samuel Johnson novels for young adults and, with his partner, Jennifer Ridyard, co-author of the Chronicles of the Invaders. John Connolly's debut - EVERY DEAD THING - introduced the character of Private Investigator Charlie Parker, and swiftly launched him right into the front rank of thriller writers. All his subsequent novels have been Sunday Times bestsellers. He was the winner of the 2016 CWA Short Story Dagger for On the Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier from NIGHT MUSIC: Nocturnes Vol 2.

In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. He was the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. BOOKS TO DIE FOR, which he edited with Declan Burke, was the winner of the 2013 Anthony, Agatha and Macavity awards for Best Non-Fiction work.

Produktdetails

Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 496
Erscheinungsdatum 06.04.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4736-5914-8
Verlag Hodder And Stoughton
Maße (L/B/H) 19.8/13.1/3.8 cm
Gewicht 341 g

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NOT a children's novel!
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 01.08.2019
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What a weird little book. The protagonist is a small boy, yet the story is gruesome and cruel. The fairy tale retelling does not shy away from taboo topics such as necromancy, sodomy, torture and many more. While some characters like the dwarves were entertaining, I could not connect with any of the characters and honestly didn... What a weird little book. The protagonist is a small boy, yet the story is gruesome and cruel. The fairy tale retelling does not shy away from taboo topics such as necromancy, sodomy, torture and many more. While some characters like the dwarves were entertaining, I could not connect with any of the characters and honestly didn't care for them. The moral of the story was fit for a young audience, while the tone of the book was not. I did appreciate the inclusion of queerness in a medieval setting, but all in all the story was simply a character test for the protagonist and the growth did not seem organic. He is only starting school and yet the novel paints him as becoming a man through the acts of killing and defending, which in my opinion makes him a traumatized child, not a man. Especially set against the backdrop of his home being ravaged by war it is odd. The antagonist was well written though and I really liked the inclusion of the original tales and the author's notes and thoughts on them in the appendix.

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