Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
  • RRP: £14.99
  • You Save: £10.04 (67%)
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Over 2 million items sold. Fast dispatch and delivery. Excellent Customer Feedback. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries Hardcover – 11 Oct 2012


See all 10 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£4.95
£1.48 £0.01
MP3 CD, Audiobook
"Please retry"

Frequently Bought Together

Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries + Them: Adventures with Extremists + The Men Who Stare At Goats
Price For All Three: £18.93

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Picador (11 Oct 2012)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1447222571
  • ISBN-13: 978-1447222576
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 3.7 x 22.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of two bestsellers, Them: Adventures with Extremists and The Men Who Stare at Goats, and two collections, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness and What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness. He lives in London.

Product Description

Review

‘Ronson is one of the finest comic writers working today’ Will Self, Guardian

‘Ronson is a tenacious, often courageous reporter, whose keen sense of humour never detracts from the integrity of his journalism’ Sunday Times

‘Simultaneously frightening and hilarious’ The Times

‘Funny and thought-provoking’ Financial Times

‘Compelling and eye-opening . . . hugely compulsive reading’ Psychologies

‘Comic and entertaining, but with a serious effect as we catch glimpses of the odd things ticking away inside some real characters’ Scotsman

About the Author

Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of three bestsellers, Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare at Goats and The Psychopath Test, and two collections, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness and What I Do: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness. He lives in London and New York City.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Sam Quixote TOP 50 REVIEWER on 19 Oct 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
In nearly every article of the book, journalist Jon Ronson is able to pick an extraordinary subject to write about in an interesting and engaging way. I loved reading about real life "superhero" Phoenix Jones as he patrols the streets of Chicago, trying to make drunk drivers eat tacos before getting behind the wheel, or discovering that the rap duo Insane Clown Posse have been covert Christians their entire careers, believing they were making converts of their listeners subliminally for 20 years. Other subjects are equally fascinating such as finding out pop star Robbie Williams is a UFO enthusiast and that Stanley Kubrick was a hoarder of everything related to his film career.

There are some really funny pieces included such as Ronson's recreation of James Bond's car journey from Ian Fleming's "Goldfinger", eating and drinking everything Bond did on the journey and making himself very sick (Bond, it turns out, was a glutton alcoholic chain smoker who rarely exercised). Ronson also goes on a cruise to meet psychic Sylvia Browne, a woman who goes on TV to tell parents of missing children (often incorrectly) their kids are dead, and finds out, surprise surprise, she's not just a fake but an unpleasant old bag as well.

Religion and pseudo-religious beliefs play a big part in the articles where Ronson meets the Jesus Christians, a fringe Christian group with a membership of 24 people worldwide, most of whom have decided that as well as giving away most of their possessions that they will give away a kidney as well!
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Shevrald on 9 Oct 2012
Format: Hardcover
Yet another quality offering of articles from Ronson, collected in hardback format. The other reviews here summarise the style and content of the stories well and I won't bother covering the same ground.

I feel compelled to mention to potential buyers that 'Lost at Sea' is only roughly 50-60% material not found in Ronson's two other collections of stories 'Out of the Ordinary...' and 'What I do...'. I was totally unaware that this was the case and was a bit saddened to be flicking through almost half the book because I had read it recently. Still, I feel on balance that it is a worthwhile purchase for those who already own the two previously mentioned books due to the quality of the additional content.

This is an essential purchase for those curious about or unfamiliar with Ronson's writing, and a good buy for old fans who have been waiting for the latest collection.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Marczak TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 6 Oct 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A trip through the work of Jon Ronson is like submerging yourself in some of the weirdest cultures in human existence. Real superheroes, UFO conspiracies (with Robbie Williams of all people), born again Christian hardcore rappers, from Jon Ronson you'd expect nothing less.

The interesting viewpoint you get from some of these stories is the openness with which Ronson explains how the subject tries to spin his story, sometimes to the detriment of themselves. There are a couple of stories where no one comes out of it well, and you wonder how much his reputation has gone before him, and how much that has coloured the tone of the article.

Of course, if you are a huge fan of printed (or online) media such as GQ or the Guardian, there's a very big chance you'll have read all of these, but if not, you are in for a treat. Ronson approaches the weird and wonderful with all the style of Louis Theroux, but with none of the smarm.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By taz on 15 Jan 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Another hilarious collection from Jon Ronson. Now I know why I hate Noel Edmonds. A book full of some of the strangest people on the planet.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jon MDC on 21 Jan 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I've been a fan of Ronson's written work since coming across Them some years ago, his style of writing always seems to bring the subject alive without indulging in any deep seated judgement. Lost At Sea is more of a collection of stories that have become very relevant to this moment in time, covering celebrity paedophiles, credit card debt, social inequalities and a number of other topics. An enjoyable and informative read that's given me a taste to find out more about a number of topics.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lauren on 17 Jan 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Often funny, sometimes sad but all the stories make you think and see parts of the human psyche you might never discover.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Cassidy on 8 Nov 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Once again Jon Ronson proves that truth is stranger than fiction. Love the style and the content - doesn't disappoint !
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I'm a big fan of Jon Ronson and I've bought every book he's brought out so far. But I feel a bit cheated with this one, as most of it is material that I've read before, either in his columns or in other books. As the other reviews say, don't buy if you're a fan and have read his other books, as a lot of it repeated here.

So, anyone wanna buy an 'as new' copy of Lost At Sea by Jon Ronson??
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback