Lost Continent Books

Mapping the Terrain of Used and Rare Books

“The Beast House Chronicles,” by Richard Laymon

After a few years of buying, searching, scouting I have finally got my hands on all four volumes of “The Beast House Chronicles” by Richard Laymon. Published by Cemetery Dance … Continue reading

August 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

“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

“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

“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

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

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

The Signed Book Binnacle, pt. 1: An Introduction

I don’t know what to do. These are signed books:   As are these: And these: They all somehow exist, and I happen to own them. All in the in excess of my … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: “Fat Face,” by Michael Shea

The Cthulhu Mythos. What are they? I don’t think anyone actually knows. People just make it up as things go along. Of course they deal with the writings of Howard Phillip … Continue reading

April 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: “The Shaft,” by David Schow

The best full horror novel – as opposed to anthologies or story collections – that I’ve read in a long, long, time. I know that’s high praise, but it’s true. … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: “Cold In July,” by Joe Lansdale

Simply put, I loved it. Loved it. Seriously – I really, really loved it. After trudging through “Loves Lies Dying” and slowly getting a bit of an Drug Buzz on … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

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