Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Book of Lost Things

This is a book filled with retold fairytales but it isn't a storybook for kids. Each of the fairytales is darker and grimer than a Brothers Grime version. From Snow White to the Wizard of Oz, this book blends old classics and gives them a new twist - or perhaps I should say "twisted" version.

I really enjoyed it though. It was never quite what I expected and that was fun.

John Connolly did a beautiful job of weaving tales together into one story. If you like a mystery with a little fantasy, I would definitely recommend this but only if you are over 14 and probably more like 20.

If you've read it, I'd love to hear what you thought.

6 comments:

Bish Denham said...

Hmmmm, I just might have to check this one out.

Anonymous said...

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Margaret Ann Abrahams said...

I really like your brief book reviews - and your to-the-point blog posts in general. Nice photos, too. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I've heard the same thing of this book!

WordWrangler said...

oooh - sounds like a great book. I like twisted endings sometimes. If it's too twisted, though, I might have nightmares. I'm a wimp. Is it nightmare twisty?

hugs,
Donna

Kim Kasch said...

Donna: It's not nightmarish. It's more like surprising. But definitely not for little kids-at least in my opinion.