""Winner of the 2005 Rondo Hatton Award"" -- Winner of the Best Book of 2005 in the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards
"Finalist for the 2005 Theater Library Association Award." --
""Youngkin gets behind the image to incise a definitive portrait, and Lorre becomes a likeness we can like in-depth."" -- Choice
""Youngkin's massively researched opus, drawing on over 300 interviews he conducted, lives up to the task of conveying Lorre's personal tragedy.... Readably written, spiced up with occasionally very amusing anecdotes, acerbic asides and insightful conclusions."" -- Cineaste
""The colossal assemblage of research has been whipped into a compelling biographical narrative."" -- Filmmonthly
""Youngkin makes a strong case for Lorre as one of cinema's most underrated actors, exploring in detail his early stage work in Europe, his largely forgotten performances in radio and television, and of course his role as the child murderer in Fritz Lang's classic crime film M, which would forever define Lorre as a celluloid bogeyman."" -- Florida Newspaper
""Youngkin peels back the layers of Lorre's life to reveal a fascinating, nuanced individual who struggled with intellectual issues in the midst of glamour and fame."" -- Library Journal (starred review)
""As the very first biography of Lorre, The Lost One does not disappoint.... A welcome revelation indeed."" -- MovieMaker
""Youngkin's life of Lorre is a monumental piece of research and sheds new light on a career that has too long been ignored and undervalued."" -- San Diego Union-Tribune
""You couldn't ask for a better book about Lorre. It will become the single most important book about Lorre's life and career, without question."" -- Washington Post Book World
""[The book] is one of the finest biographies of an actor ever written, on a par with Patricia Bosworth's Montgomery Clift and Charles Winecoff's Split Image: The Life of Andy Perkins."" -- Herbert Shadrack, www.cinemaretro.com
Youngkin seems to be a fair, but not fawning, biographer.
The personal photographs, are great and help the reader truly understand the man behind the actor who made a career out of "making faces".
Where the book sometimes derails is in its overlong discussions of certain films, especially in detailed plot reveals.
Standard, almost obsessively detailed reference book on the whispering menace. Peter gets to stroll the green lanes of Paradise for his work in M, Mad Love, Crime and Punishment,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Peter Jakobsen
Younkin did his research, see the appendix, as a biographer should...a fascinating read. I wish Lorre could have known that we do appreciate his art, and that his best work... Read morePublished 4 months ago by nadra jean fischer
I learned a lot about Peter Lorre that I never was aware of before. It's interesting following his life and career.Published 6 months ago by Rich
I don't know who Stephen D. Youngkin is, but I certainly would like to meet him one day. I have three books about Peter Lorre on my book shelves and it took me some time to read... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Martin Grams, Jr.
It seemed to contextual the events around him instead of just giving us a book about the man. Not a bad read but wish it was a little more personal.Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
PETER LORRE HAS BEEN THE OBSESSION OF MANY, BUT NOT MORE THAN THE PRE EMINENT PETER LORRE/CRIME ART EXPERT ''DAL LAZLO'' HE HAS BEEN TELLING THROUGH HIS ART THAT''PETER LORRE WAS... Read morePublished 11 months ago by dadaloco
This Lorre biography is both perceptive and complete. A solid background of research and interviews adds to the accuracy. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lloyd Worley
This unique actor served a long apprenticeship on the German stage, and later in Hollywood playing in the throwaway series Mr. Moto -the rival series to Charlie Chan. Read morePublished 13 months ago by judygarlandheartbreaker.com
When I became aware that Steven Youngkin wrote a biography on Peter Lorre I knew I had to purchase it. I'd already read his book on The Films of Peter Lorre. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ken Greenwald