From Publishers Weekly
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"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