The Keeper of Lost Things

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The Keeper of Lost Things

The Keeper of Lost Things

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There is a compelling, magical appeal to this story, not in the literal sense, but it added a pleasant ambiance of imaginative goodness.

My only criticism is that there are a few instances of curious things happening and these are never explained. After agonizing for what feels like an eternity, I end up hauling five or six with me, so that way I can have a much more manageable struggle once I arrive at my destination.

Though Anthony's compulsion for collecting lost things to find peace and work through his grief did seem a bit over exaggerated eg a button isn't something people might even remember losing let alone try to find again. We all looked forward to reading The Keeper Of Lost Things as the concept of the story sounded interesting, however the majority of the group felt disappointed by this novel for different reasons.

As a child I read everything I could lay my hands on: The Moomintrolls, A Hundred Million Francs, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the back of cereal packets and gravestones. I worked for ten years in a senior local government position (I was definitely a square peg in a round hole, but it paid the bills and mortgage) before a car accident left me unable to work full-time and convinced me to start writing seriously.He doesn’t have many people in his life apart from has an assistant Laura; who he trusts and knows she is as lost as him and his gardener. He catalogues the exact place and moment he found them in hopes to one day reunite even one of them with their rightful owner. Maybe my expectations for this book were a bit too high since I picked it up because it was nominated for Goodreads’ Best Fiction 2017, but I can’t say I understand why it’s on this list. All in all it was a very enjoyable read -and I will certainly look out for other titles from Ruth Hogan - who I assume is a fellow dog-lover, judging by the pride of place given to Douglas and Carrott!

There is a connection between both storylines and they come together at the end, bringing a nice comfortable end to the story. Charming and endlessly endearing, Hogan’s novel of a collector of lost objects and his determined mission to reunite them with their owners is a feel-good tale about atonement, affection and doing the right thing. I consider myself to be a modern woman —- I rarely tap into an appreciation for people’s sentimental tchotchkes. A smattering of magical realism, a lonely young woman and an irksome ghost round out this very engaging cast of players.I am a magpie; always collecting treasures (or ‘junk’ depending on your point of view) and a huge John Betjeman fan. But, like objects, people do not stay around forever, and Anthony eventually leaves this ongoing quest in the capable hands of his caretaker, Laura, who appears equally as “lost” as his beloved objects. There is also a secondary main story, told every few chapters, about the friendship between a book publisher who goes by “Bomber” and his assistant Eunice. Laura befriends Anthony’s gardener, Freddy, and a 19-year-old neighbor, Sunshine, who has Down's syndrome. She started writing seriously following a car accident in her early 30’s which left her unable to work for some time.

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