History Literature / TheBookOfLostThings

8th Sep '15 9:16:20 AM Jayalaw
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* BatmanGambit: David pulls up an epic one against the Huntress, while strapped to an operating table: [[spoiler: he tells her about centaurs, who were great hunters, and convinces her to become a centaur, fusing her torso to a horse's legs, bargaining for a map back to the right path in the process. Though she anticipates David betraying her, keeping a knife handy and still tying him to the operating table, David uses the knife she gave him to pin her to the table and cut his own ropes. He was only planning to run and get a headstart, but all her still-living victims then return.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: David [[spoiler: manages to defeat the Crooked Man and return to his own world,]] but the costs of war and reality eventually hit him. At the [[spoiler: end of his life, he rejoins his dead wife and child in the fairy tale land, along with the Hunter]].

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* ComingOfAgeStory: And a big one for David, who matures from a sullen, grieving twelve-year old to a precocious, appreciate GuileHero. * ChekhovsGunman: Jonathan Tulvey.

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* GuileHero: David finds himself becoming one as he crosses the paths of crooked and twisted fairy tales.

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* OrWasItADream: One could rationally explain David's adventures as [[spoiler: AdventuresInComaland after the plane crash injured him]]. It still doesn't explain how, as he reaches the end of his life, [[spoiler: that he's able to go back to that world.]] * PartingWordsRegret: David and Rose both suffer this after their fight, namely in that David during the events of the book is also [[spoiler: in a coma]]. Rose [[spoiler: spends days by David's bedside until he awakens]] David realizes that he can't wish for his mother to come back or resent innocent Georgie for coming along during a bad time.
11th Jul '15 3:23:02 PM Mephistopheles
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After the death of his mother, twelve-year old David struggles to deal with his father remarrying and the birth of a new child. Feeling alone, he goes to his books for company. Soon he is propelled into a world that is both imaginary and real, a strange reflection of his own world composed of myths and stories, populated by wolves and worse-than-wolves, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a legendary book . . . The Book of Lost Things.
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After the death of his mother, twelve-year old David struggles to deal with his father remarrying and the birth of a new child. Feeling alone, he goes to his books for company. Soon he is propelled into a world that is both imaginary and real, a strange reflection of his own world composed of myths and stories, populated by wolves and worse-than-wolves, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a legendary book . . .book... The Book of Lost Things.
14th Oct '14 4:53:39 AM FoolishCatalyst
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/book-of-lost-things_5613.jpg]]'''''The Book of Lost Things''''' is a novel written by JohnConnolly.
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/book-of-lost-things_5613.jpg]]'''''The Book of Lost Things''''' is a novel written by JohnConnolly.Creator/JohnConnolly.
1st Feb '14 11:36:10 AM NausicaaoftheSpirits
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* KarmicDeath: The Huntress gets killed by the children she combined with animals.
1st May '12 2:05:23 PM Mephistopheles
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1st May '12 1:52:54 PM Mephistopheles
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* JackassGenie - The Crooked Man functions as this; see BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.
1st May '12 1:51:43 PM Mephistopheles
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1st May '12 1:45:51 PM Mephistopheles
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* TheWormThatWalks - Sort of. [[spoiler:When the Crooked Man tears himself apart, bugs and worms fall out.]]
30th Apr '12 5:15:25 PM Mephistopheles
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* TheLostWoods
25th Apr '12 8:00:13 PM Mephistopheles
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* Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}} - The Crooked Man is implied to be him.
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