Lost Continent Books

Mapping the Terrain of Used and Rare Books

“Sideshow, and Other Stories,” by Thomas Ligotti

Sideshow is just what it says: A sideshow to the author’s longer major works. Songs of a Dead Dreamer, Grimscribe, and Noctuary all stand alone very well, but make an obvious trilogy. Sideshow is … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

“The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu: New Lovecraftian Fiction,” edited by Paula Guran

“The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu” is indeed mammoth, but bigger is not always better, as they say. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by S.T. Joshi’s amazing “Black Wings” series, or maybe … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Lords of Twilight,” by Greg F. Gifune

“Lords of Twilight” is at once a psychological thriller, a suspense novel, a book about aliens, a horror tale, and a good heartfelt read. I‘ve read a lot of Greg … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Review: “The Cellar,” by Richard Laymon

Let me say before I start that this review is that it is probably going to be full of spoilers. I say “probably” because it’s been so long since I … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

“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

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