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A tale of two cities

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Tita  | 1 comments Hi! I just found this group... it was just what I was looking for. My goal is to read all the books. I've read: Bad twin, Lost Horizon, Lord of the flies and last week I finished A tale of two cities.
It is a historical novel by Charles Dickens. The plot centres on the years leading up to the French Revolution and culminates in the Jacobin Reign of Terror.
I just never truly realized that the French revolution was so horrible. I have learned a lot.
There is the obvious comparison between the two cities Paris/London and The beach/Other's town in Lost.

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Cam Helmuth (cameron) | 1 comments War is Horror no matter how the ideas behind it are packaged.

I have just Joined as well. I have read Watership Down, Catch 22, The lord of the flies, Of mice and Men, a Wrinkle in time, The fountainhead, and a brief history of time.

I'm currently re reading Watership Down because it has been so Long I don't remember much of the story's symbolism, which of course is whats relevant to lost.

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Ted Rohe (vangelicmonk) | 42 comments Mod
Thank you all for your comments.

Tita. That is interesting about the Tale of Two Cities. I haven't read the book, but I sorta know about the history. So was the Other's Town like Paris or London and why? Samething with the Beach campsite? Just curious if you had insight on that.

Cam, you are right about war. It is interesting that the first three books you mentioned, Watership Down, Catch 22, The Lord of the Flies, centers on war and battles in someway. Is Lost saying anything directly or indirectly about war and human nature?

Personally, I read Lord of the Flies (great book) recently because of Lost. I also read Bad Twin (great book actually in my view). I have read "Of Mice and Men" "A Wrinkle in Time" and I am pretty sure as a kid I read "Watership Down." I have and off and on reading "The Turn of the Screw."

As an indirect reference to Lost in some way I am reading "Island" by Aldous Huxley (I don't like the book, but generally interesting) and someone mentioned "The Island of the Day Before" as a book by "Umberto Eco" (notice the interesting last name) as a book possibly Indrectly associated with LOST or influential.

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