The Book of Lost Things is a fantasy novel by John Connolly. The story is about David, a young boy, struggling to cope with his mother’s death. Soon his father remarries, and his family as he knew it falls apart. This is when David begins to hear his books whispering to him, and soon the walls between fantasy and reality begin to blur.
I am reading the book right now. Though the idea is far from new, I think I might enjoy this book just for the way it is written. Here’s my teaser, from right after David loses his mother:
“He sat up late into the night, squashed into a corner of the living room while the grown-ups exchanged stories of a mother he had never known, a strange creature with a history entirely separate from his own. (…) And when at last he fell asleep, David dreamed that he was part of these tales, a participant in every stage of his mother’s life. He was no longer a child hearing stories of another time. Instead, he was a witness to them all.”
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Grab your current book, open to a random page and share two teaser sentences!
20 thoughts on “The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly”
That's a lovely teaser… This book sounds good. I hope you're enjoying it!
A nice teaser!
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Wow that's a pretty awesome teaser.
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OH, I like that one. Thanks!
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What a wonderfull teaser!
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Great teaser! Never heard of this one before – but I am definitely adding it to my TBR list! 🙂
Interesting… I think I too will start participating in Tuesday teaser..
I love this teaser. It's real beautiful! Another one I don't think I've heard of. I hope you're enjoying it. 🙂 My teaser can be found here!
Wow! I see what you mean about the writing….fabulous!
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Great teaser…what had happened between that man and his mother?
Mine if about friendship t.co/SgqlwiQ
Interesting teaser 🙂
This books sounds really good. I love the cover 🙂
I don’t think my TBR pile will recover from the teasers this week! So many amazing books, so little time. Hope you will stop by and comment on my Clockwork Prince teaser on EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com !
Hey Priya, that is a great teaser. Sounds like a book I'd enjoy.
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Harish – I think you've said that some time before too, and you should!!
I discovered your blog through your page in GoodReads, Priya, and it looks wonderful! I haven't read 'The Book of Lost Things' but have heard a lot of good things about it and from your review, it looks wonderful! I am inspired to read it after reading your review. I read another book by John Connolly recently called 'The Gates' which is a humorous fantasy about a few people trying to open the gates of hell and how a boy tries to prevent this disaster. It has elements of science fiction and fantasy and lots of humour. Maybe you might like it 🙂
ooo, it sounds great! Nice writing style, from the sound of the teaser.
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Vishy – Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I hadn't read anything by John Connolly before; but I'm enjoying this, and I'll definitely read this book you've recommended after I finish this one!
Deepali – Thanks for stopping by 🙂 It really is great!
Excellent teaser! I've started this one a couple of times, but haven't managed to finish it yet. But I'll be giving it another try soon. It sounds so much like something I'll love.