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Lost

Lost

  • Title: Lost
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  • ISBN : 9780060988647
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 340 pages


At the flat in Weatherall Walk there was no milk in the fridge, no ice in the tiny freezer unit The better furniture was hung over with drop cloths, the leather bound books evacuated from their shelves Unconnected wiring threaded from walls, and a smell of lazy drains, something rotting, unfurled from the sewer all the way up to this flat Winnie wrenched open a wi At the flat in Weatherall Walk there was no milk in the fridge, no ice in the tiny freezer unit The better furniture was hung over with drop cloths, the leather bound books evacuated from their shelves Unconnected wiring threaded from walls, and a smell of lazy drains, something rotting, unfurled from the sewer all the way up to this flat Winnie wrenched open a window But no sign of John

Winifred Rudge, a bemused writer struggling to get beyond the runaway success of her mass market astrology book, travels to London to jump start her new novel about a woman who is being haunted by the ghost of Jack the Ripper Upon her arrival, she finds that her stepcousin and old friend John Comestor has disappeared, and a ghostly presence seems to have taken over his apartment in the nineteenth century rowhouse once owned by Winnie s great great grandfather Is it the spirit of this ancestor, who, family legend claims, was Charles Dickens s childhood inspiration for Ebenezer Scrooge Could it be the ghostly remains of Jack the Ripper Or a phantasm derived from a arcane and insidious origin

Winnie begins to investigate, but John s erstwhile girlfriend, Allegra, is aggressively unhelpful, and his downstairs neighbor, the cat obsessed Mrs Maddingly, is growing stranger by the day Gripped by inspiration and desperation alike, Winnie finds herself the unwilling audience for a drama of specters and shades, some from her family s peculiar history and some from her own unvanquished past.

In the spirit of A S Byatt s Possession, with dark overtones echoing from A Christmas Carol, Lost presents a rich fictional world that will enrapture Gregory Maguire s eager audience.


Author Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children s stories such as L Frank Baum s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked He received his Ph.D in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A from the State University of New York at Albany He was a professor and co director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children




Lost Reviews (31)

  • I wrote this review a couple of years ago over at I was a little snarky back then ha , but I still feel the same way I couldn t put this book down Found myself Lost in it There are lots of kinds of people in the world and from the reviews here it appears that they fall into two categories those wh [..]

  • I hated this book I ve all his other books and enjoyed them They weren t amazing books I couldn t put down until they were done, but they were good This one however was terrible It makes you think it s going to be about the Scrooge and Jack the Ripper and then has nothing about it Boring, long, goes [..]

  • I truly felt lost while reading Lost by Gregory Maguire This is the second book I ve read by this author so I can say that I really don t care for his style of writing Unfortunately, I have all his other books to read Critics call his prose rich and maybe it is that but I find it confusing to point [..]

  • Lost differs from its Wicked Stepsister cousins in that it does not as closely follow a traditional fairytale turned on its head Echoing back to Christmas Carol and Alice in Wonderland, it is not a straight rendition of either, but its own tale.Much of the book is spent wondering what really has occ [..]

  • Let me start this review by saying that I ve read and reviewed Gregory Maguire s most famous and critically acclaimed work entitled Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which was turned into a Broadway musical hit and I didn t end up being as impressed about it as I hope [..]

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