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The Lost Boys

4.01  ·  Rating Details ·  197 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy, Sam, makes friends with two other boys, the Frogg brothers, who claim to be vampire hunters. Meanwhile the older boy, Michael, is drawn into the gang of bikers by a beautiful girl named Star. Michael starts sleeping days and staying ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published August 1st 1987 by Berkley
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Keara Dougherty The movie was released on July 31, 1987, while the book was published the day after, on August 1. It's very likely they were written/filmed…moreThe movie was released on July 31, 1987, while the book was published the day after, on August 1. It's very likely they were written/filmed simultaneously.(less)

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Feb 10, 2010 Terence rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nobody
Recommended to Terence by: I liked the movie
Shelves: horror-gothic
I don't think I even finished this book.

I like to read adaptations of movies I like because I like to know backstory, motivations, the things the director/editor left on the cutting-room floor (Alan Dean Foster is particularly good at this, and Vonda McIntyre's adaptations of ST-II and -III genuinely add to the stories).

Gardner offered none of these - it was a word-for-word transcription of the script without even an attempt to flesh things out.
Jan 07, 2012 Leighjane rated it it was amazing
Absolutely amazing book! The Lost Boys is my favourite movie, and if you love the movie as much as I do, you need this book in your life! It's very true to the film and even has a few creepy extras thrown in! Addictive read, I read it in a day because I couldn't put it down! Highly recommended.
Mar 16, 2015 Tanya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampires
i love it especially how it stuck to the movie but with extras they were awesome a very good read
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Mar 01, 2014 Beau Johnston rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, vampire
I bought this book because the movie was one of my favorite movies in the 80s (a movie about vampires who ride motorbikes, AND a kick-ass soundtrack - how could I resist?).

This is a good movie-tie.

They don't sparkle, they don't mope.....they feed.
Christian Blackwell
Sep 09, 2014 Christian Blackwell rated it it was amazing
First saw the movie when I was five saw it and loved it read it an loved it more sleep all day party all night it's fun to be a vampire
Oct 04, 2016 Jorie rated it it was ok
When I fell in love with a movie from 1987, I found myself wanting to become further involved in a world which had its parameters finely and firmly set nearly thirty odd years ago. I cringed through viewings of cheap sequels, sought out promising albeit abandoned spec scripts, and still cling to the promise of comics to come--all to leave no stone unturned in the world of "The Lost Boys". I was overjoyed when I found the film's novelization. Upon reading it, not so much.

The folly of tie-in novel
This has always been one of my favourite films and I was really pleased when I found the tie-in novel for it. I saw the film again recently and it reminded me that I had the book on my shelf.

I really enjoyed this adaptation of the film. It stuck to the film well and flowed really well and brought the film back to me as I was reading it. If you like the film I see no reason why you shouldn't enjoy the book as well.

4 stars - a good film adaptation.
Jul 27, 2014 danny rated it did not like it
This was pretty terrible, even for a novelization. You can tell that it was a rushed job, it's basically the script of the film with some touch ups. There's almost nothing added except for a few unnecessary scenes with Micheal eating a mouse and trying to take a shower but the water burns him. There's also a lot of errors. One moment Edgar has a slingshot, and then they call it a shotgun. Dwayne and Paul are switched during the final fight. Some crucial lines in the script are thrown out without ...more
Mar 31, 2016 Bethany rated it it was amazing
Wonderful wonderful wonderful!! This is the way I like vampires. They burn in the sun and they sleep in caves, not in some wonderful cabin in the woods Ahem TWILIGHT! This is a wonderful book that I like to read all the time I would be sitting on the couch in my living room reading this book and my mother woulds ask me haven't you already read that book and I would say yes I have but I still like to read it!
Dec 25, 2014 Jaimie marked it as to-read
I don't think I actually want to read this but as the movie is so beloved to me and I literally just stumbled upon this I'll put this here as a reminder.
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Craig Shaw Gardner was born in Rochester, New York and lived there until 1967, when he moved to Boston, MA to attend Boston University. He graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Broadcasting and Film. He has continued to reside in Boston since that time.

He published his first story in 1977 while he held a number of jobs: shipper/receiver for a men's suit manufactu
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