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Lost Ate My Life: The Inside Story of a Fandom Like No Other

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?“Lost Ate my Life!” is not the authors’ self-referential statement. Instead, it is the collective cry of the hardened fan base for ABC’s pop-culture phenomenon. The book has two central ideas: first, that the creators of Lost created a shift in the thinking of online communities, effectively removing the barrier between the artists and the patrons by hosting one of the ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by ECW Press (first published 2008)
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Amy Johnston
Jun 25, 2009 Amy Johnston rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Runa
Mar 17, 2009 Runa rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lost fans
I'm sorry to bring up all the comparisons to Harry, A History, but the two are just so similar, both being histories of fandoms, as opposed to your standard analysis books.

Let's begin at the beginning. The foreword of this book, written by the amazing Javier Grillo-Marxuach, was one of the best parts of the entire thing. I mean, if I were you, I'd buy the book just for that. But, no worries, the rest of the book continues to be absolutely amazing. As opposed to Harry, A History, Lost Ate My Life
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Mallory
Jun 29, 2009 Mallory rated it liked it
Recommends it for: lost fans, pop culture junkies
I love Lost, and I really like behind-the-scenes books. This book tells about the (somewhat bizarre) subculture of Lost fans on the internet and gives a history of a modern occurance - the fandom. What's a fandom, you ask? Congratulations, you're not a complete dork! Fandom are communities of fans that spring up, usually on the internet, to discuss, analyze and obsess over favorite books, TV shows or movies together. (Don't worry, I didn't know the term either). This book reminded me of a much ...more
Sharon--formerly BramblyHedge
Fun to step back and remember those great days of LOST and The Fuse. Good times! I truly cannot imagine what it would have been like to watch LOST without all that the fandom added to it when it originally aired. The book does a good job of chronicling and exploring what was happening among the fans, writers, etc of the show during the first 3-4 seasons.
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