Lost Continent Books

Mapping the Terrain of Used and Rare Books

“A View From the Lake,” by Greg F. Gifune

It’s been awhile since I posted something. I hope to rectify that. “A View From the Lake“is a beautiful novel, and I’m not going to give any of it away … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Review: “Hot Blood,” by various; Jeff Gleb and Lonn Friend, Editors

Don’t be deceived by title or cover-art of this book, or any others in the series. When I picked my first “Hot Blood” book off the shelf at the Goodwill … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Review: “Child of Rage,” by Jim Thompson

Catcher in the Rye, meets American Psycho, meets The Autobiography of Malcolm X…. Written in the early 70’s by a dying white-dude stoned on whiskey. If that isn’t Rock and Roll, what … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Signed Book Binnacle Pt.3: Mystery Writers and Jam Bands – To Be Continued

Okay, okay, yeah…. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve written about my signed books. But, it seems, some people like me to write about my signed books. So I want … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Book Review: “The Freakshow,” by Bryan Smith

Okay let’s just say for a moment that someone can write really well – well beyond your average “good writer.” And they have the imagination, patience, and craftsmanship to create … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: “Testament,” by David Morrell

In his first novel – “First Blood” – David Morrell invented the character John Rambo. Now, isn’t that a statement? A man walks into a bar and announces “I created … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: “The Midnight Room,” by Ed Gorman

A better than average novel of suspense. The thing here is that I have heard very, very high-praise for Mr. Gorman. And like I said this novel was simply better … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: “Vampyrrhic,” by Simon Clark

People are romanticizing vampires. It all started with Bram Stoker, and then much later Anne Rice, and in the past three decades (even more so today!) it has been a circus … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: “Slob,” by Rex Miller

“Slob” is an interesting horror/ noir book that I read very quickly and very much enjoyed. It is the story of Daniel “Chaingang” Bunkowski, a 500 lb serial-killer of unimaginable … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review (Fractured Commentary?): “John Dies at the End,” by David Wong *Spoilers!*

I can’t write this review, I don’t even know why I’m trying. I guess It’s because I liked the damn thing so much. For the past year or so Joe … Continue reading

September 1, 2015 · 2 Comments