Lost Continent Books

Mapping the Terrain of Used and Rare Books

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

Review: “A Hell of a Woman,” by Jim Thompson

After hearing so much almost awe-inspired praise for Jim Thomson from notable authors such as Joe Lansdale and Stephen king, and from sources such as “The Kirkus Review”, and “The … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Signed Book Binnacle, pt. 2: An Unacceptable Political Rant

I‘m trying to decide how to organize/ sell/ read/ get rid of all my signed books. Please check back on my first post about this, but again here is a … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Review: “The Killing Kind,” by Bryan Smith

I should not be reviewing this. I should not have read it, as I kept on reminding myself as I read it. Do not read this book. It literally gave me … Continue reading

May 31, 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