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.


Bish Denham said...

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

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Margaret Ann Abrahams said...

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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?


Kim Kasch said...

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