John Connolly The Book of Lost Things

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The Book of Lost Things

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'The book's epic villainy, mournful tone and tested morality is the essence of Connolly. Worst of all is the Crooked Man, who ranks with the Travelling Man, the Collector and even Mr Pudd among Connolly's most memorable villains. 'THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS is peculiar and perverse and humane, with an incredibly lyrical finale . . . The novel should earn the author new readers.' ( The Irish Times)

'What gives THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS such a chilling edge is the way the real and illusory worlds sit so comfortably together . . . and the most wicked of the wicked, who goes by the name of The Crooked Man, at times possesses the kind of guile and plausibility of which modern-day politicians would be proud . . . Even if you aren't normally drawn to stories in which the imagination is given such a free rein, there is something tender, something strangely moving about David's experience of the land called Elsewhere.' ( Daily Express)

'Brilliantly creepy coming of age novel' ( Mirror)

'A powerful, powerful writer. I got a very real chill down my spine. This is an amazing book.' ( Jeffery Deaver)

'Charming, disturbing and outrageously imaginative. A tremendously exciting change of pace.' ( Lawrence Jackson, Producer of BBC Radio 4's adaptations of John Connolly's short stories)

'Here Connolly steps directly into the enchanted forest, and the journey along its twisting path is as sinister and unsettling as anything invented by the Brothers Grimm . . . Connolly's control of this material is superb; tension, terror and gallows humour make the book a gripping read. But this allegorical coming-of-age story also cleverly shows the way that traditional stories have been used to reflect the sometimes harsh concerns of our world.' ( Eithne Farry, Daily Mail)

'Connolly imagines the emotional cave-in of puberty intelligently, even perceptively' ( Guardian)

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

'Engaging, magical, thoughtful read' ( Independent)

'A new interpretation of old fairy tales, it is imaginative and beautifully written.' ( Choice)

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

Biographie de l'auteur :

John Connolly is the first non-American writer to win the US Shamus award and the first Irish writer to win an Edgar award. His 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. Before becoming a novelist, he spent five years working as a journalist for The Irish Times, to which he continues to contribute. In 2007 he was awarded the Irish Post Award for Literature. 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.
You can learn more from John's website, www.johnconnollybooks.com, find him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/jconnollybooks.

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Description du livre Atria Books, 2006. État : New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: New York Timesbestselling author John Connolly's unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories.High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book.The Book of Lost Things.An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly's latest novel is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment.The Book of Lost Thingsis a story of hope for all who have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_new_0743298853

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