The Door to Lost Pages

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HarperCollins, Apr 17, 2012 - Fiction - 205 pages
30 Reviews

Step through the door to lost pages and escape a life you never wanted.

On her tenth birthday, Aydee runs away from home and from her neglectful parents. At first, surviving alone on the streets is harsh, but a series of frightening, bewildering encounters with strange primordial creatures leads her to a bookshop called Lost Pages, where she steps into a fantastic, sometimes dangerous, but exciting life. Aydee grows up at the reality-hopping Lost Pages, which seems to attract a clientele that is both eccentric and desperate. She is repeatedly drawn into an eternal war between enigmatic gods and monsters, until the day she is confronted by her worst nightmare: herself.

  

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They are however filled with magical prose and imagery. - Goodreads
The writing wasn't that great either. - Goodreads
The utter and unashamed enjoyment of storytelling... - Goodreads
The prose is very simple and kind of alluring. - Goodreads
So, not my favorite writing style but okay. - LibraryThing
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User Review  - Tim Hicks - Goodreads

I've always liked "Shottle Bop" stories (Theodore Sturgeon's 1941 story may have been the first to present a shop that is there for some people some of the time). Making the shop a bookstore just ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bethumpt - Goodreads

Bleh. A solid book of bleh, meh, and trite ideas. I picked it up because I usually trust anything and everything from CZP, but this was a real disappointment. Read full review

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Contents

His Back Pages
PROLOGUEFuel for the Dark Dreams of YameshLot
CHAPTER 1Bestial Acts
CHAPTER 2Let Evil Beware
CHAPTER 3Dregs
CHAPTER 4Dark Tendrils
CHAPTER 5Lost Girls
CODAThe Lost and Found of Years
Acknowledgements
About the Author
Copyright

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Claude Lalumière is the author of the story collection Objects of Worship and the chapbook The World’s Forgotten Boy and the Scorpions from Hell. In addition to this, he has edited eight anthologies, including the Aurora Award finalist Tesseracts Twelve: New Novellas of Canadian Fantastic Fiction. He has published hundreds of articles and reviews, and he’s the Fantastic Fiction columnist for The Montreal Gazette. With Rupert Bottenberg, Claude is the co-creator of the Lost Myths website: a playful medley of cryptomythological fiction, pantheons, bestiaries, comics, art, games, readings, performances, and more.

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