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Lost the TV Series – ABC Promotes the Show and Reading

Fans of the TV series Lost are eagerly anticipating tonight’s 2-hour season premiere. I, on the other hand, am disgracefully behind (although frantically trying to catch up) so am avoiding anything to do with the premiere including closing my eyes, plugging my ears and chanting “La-la-la-la-la-la” any time advertisements come on.  With the popularity of the show, it’s a tough job avoiding anything that could be a Lost spoiler.

Lost is a TV show that is full of literary references.  In fact, within the first 4 seasons there are more than 40 books weaved throughout the episodes. The incorporation of the books is done in several ways; 1) Books read by the characters, 2) Books on shelves seen in the show, and 3) Connection to themes of the series.

If you’d like to catch up on some Lost reading, I’ll get you started with a slightly shorter “to read” pile than the 40 books and list only those connected with the island’s most avid reader, Sawyer. (It still offers an incredible variety!)

James ‘Sawyer’ Ford’s Books

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Bad Twin by Gary Troup

Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Lancelot by Walker Percy

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

Watership Down by Richard Adams

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

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