For every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be – John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things
Hey you guys!
So I want to talk about my all time favorite novel. I read this book when I was in Junior High School and just fell in love with the story and the characters. I borrowed it from my friend but because I like it way too much, I actually bought the book so I could read it again and again.
The author of this book is John Connolly and it was published in 2006. I think I read this book in 2008 or 2009. So what’s the story is all about and why I like this so much? (Yes I still reread the book until now hahaha)
So the story involves around a 12 years old boy named David who is mourning of her mother’s death. He, then, loses in his imagination as his refugee and soon reality and fantasy start to meld together.
I find this story interestingly dark. It might use a kid as the main character and combine fairy tales in the story, but the whole story itself is really dark. This is definitely not a book for kids. I think this is more suitable for young adult, oh well I read this when I was 14 hahaha. This book is like a roller-coaster ride in my opinion, scary but you cant help but wanting more and more and mooorrreeee!
Hell, this book is my love at the first read!
For someone who loves dark fairy tale (eh basically I like any dark stories which involves psychological, tragedy, twisted mind and story), this book, of course, one of my favorites! Hell, this book is my love at the first read! John managed to build an incredible dark story based on many familiar fairy tale characters and stories. The way he gave twists, surprising plot and exciting development is just amazing.
Okay Kem, we get it, you love a dark story.
What I love about this book as well is the way the author tells the story. It develops slowly and not in a rush, which is the way I love it. John really does an amazing job in developing the story. He makes the transition between the reality and fantasy feel more real and authentic and you are slowly engulf in the story itself. Not only that, the characters are well described which makes them come alive. His writing captives me right away.
So anyway guys, I am really recommending this book if you are into dark and twisted story. This book is very well written and you cant help but being pulled in into the story.
Let me know what you think about this book if you have read this!