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The Book Of Lost Things

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Transcript of The Book Of Lost Things

John Connolly was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1968. He studied English in Trinity College, Dublin and journalism at Dublin City University. Connolly spent five years working as a freelance journalist for The Irish Times newspaper. He has made multiple books such as
The Wrath of Angels
,
The White Road
, and
The Wolf in Winter
, etc. Connolly was awarded the Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel and the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel.
Author
Genre
This book is considered an adventurous fantasy fiction.
The intended audience is for young adults.
Theme
Themes for this story would be good versus evil and the transformation of a child to an adult.
Title
The title, The Book of Lost Things, does apply to the overall meaning. The title can be thought of as a metaphor for David and the loss of his childhood, and forced to adulthood.
By: John Connolly
The Book Of Lost Things
Author's Talent
John Connolly is well known for his in depth descriptions of characters and scenery.
Quote
The Woodsman- "He was big and tall, with broad shoulders and short, dark hair. He wore brown boots of leather that came almost to his knees and a short coat made from skins and hides. His eyes were very green, so that he seemed like a part of the forest itself given human form" (Connolly).
Quote
The forest of the new world- "He was inside the trunk of a tree, before him an arched hole, beyond which lay shadowy woods. Leaves fell, descending in slow spirals to the forest floor. Thorny bushes and stinging nettles provided low cover, but there were no flowers that David could see. It was a landscape composed of greens and browns. Everything appeared to be illuminated by a strange half light, as though dawn was just approaching or the day was at last drawing to its close" (Connolly).
Key Ideas
David is entered into a mysterious, magical world. He sets off on a journey to find the king and his book, The Book of Lost Things, in hope that he could send David home. He encounters many evil beings and makes a few friends along the way. An evil man follows David throughout his journey, protecting while waiting to take advantage of him in the end.
Rating
My overall rating for this book is four out of four stars because the storyline involves old childhood fairy tales but with an added twist. Adventure, violence, good and evil, it leaves you wanting to read more and more at the end of each chapter.
Book Review
"The Book of Lost Things is written in a lyrical, refined prose style that captures hauntingly evocative settings and richly developed characterization" (Mark).

"Taking readers on a vivid journey through the loss 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" (Atria Books).
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Work Cited
Connolly, John. "The Book of Lost Things." Simone & Schuster Books for Young Readers. 2006. 4 May 2014. Print

Mark, Susan. "Summary: The Book Of Lost Things." USA Today. 2014. 4 May 2014. Web. <www.usatoday.com/connolly-john>

Atria Books. "The Book of Lost Things." Goodreads. 7 Nov. 2006. 2 May 2014. Web. <http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/69136>
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