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message 1: by Alicia (last edited Mar 22, 2011 10:53AM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 70 comments Hi everyone! I made it a goal this year to read through the literature mentioned in/relevant to Lost.

I don't really have a predetermined order. I will probably just start with the ones I own and jump around from there.

Literature of Lost:

*The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
*After All These Years: A Novel by Susan Isaacs
*Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll (1/11/11)
*Animal Farm by George Orwell
*Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
*Bad Twin by Gary Troup
*Bluebeard (Perrault's Fairy Tales) by Charles Perrault
*The Book of Laws (The Laws of Manu) By Manu
*Holy Bible - King James Version
*A Brief History of Time by Stephen W. Hawking
*The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
*Caravan of Dreams by Idries Shah
*Carrie by Stephen King
* Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (Already Complete)
*A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
*The Chosen by Chaim Potok
* The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (Already Complete, Re-Read)
*The Coalwood Way by Homer Hickam
*Dark Horse by Tami Hoag
*The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King
*The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King
*The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands by Stephen King
*The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah by Stephen King
*Deep River by Shusaku Endo
*Dirty Work by Stuart Woods
*Dune by Frank Herbert
*The Epic of Gilgamesh
* Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor (3/5/11)
*Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
*Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
*Fear and Trembling by Søren Kierkegaard
*Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
*The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
*Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie (3/21/11)
*Harry Potter (No interest in reading)
*Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
*High Hand by Gary Phillips
*The Holy Qur'an / القرآن الكريم
*Hotel by Arthur Hailey
*Taoist I Ching
*The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
*My Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
*Island by Aldous Huxley
*Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
*Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
*Kings of Love: The Poetry and History of the Ni'Matullahi Sufi Order by Nasrollah Pourjavady and PL Wilson (translators)
*Lancelot by Walker Percy
*Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov
*Left Behind: A Novel of the Earth's Last Days by Tim LaHaye (Already Complete)
*The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
* Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Read in HS, May Re-Read)
*Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
*Moby Dick by Herman Melville
*The Moon Pool by A. Merritt
*Mysteries Of The Ancient Americas
*The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
*Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
*The Oath by John Lescroart
*An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce
*The Odyssey by Homer
* Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Already Complete)
*On the Road by Jack Kerouac
*On Writing by Stephen King
*Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
*O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
*The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
* The Pearl by John Steinbeck (1/6/11)
*Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy
*Roots by Alex Haley
*A Separate Reality by Carlos Castaneda
*The Shape of Things to Come by H.G. Wells
*The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
*The Shining by Stephen King
* Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (Already Complete)
*The Stand by Stephen King
*The Stone Leopard by Colin Forbes
*Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
*The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne
*A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
*The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
*Through the Looking-Glass (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass) by Lewis Carroll (1/11/11)
* To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Already Complete, Re-Read)
*The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
*Ulysses by James Joyce
*Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
*Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler
*VALIS by Philip K. Dick
*Watership Down by Richard Adams
*What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge
*The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
*A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

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Alicia (kalypso) | 70 comments Books I've read in the past:

(I will fill these in when I am feeling motivated)

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Alicia (kalypso) | 70 comments The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Finished: 1/6/11

Relation to Lost:
*One of the DHARMA Initiative stations is named The Pearl
*shows the "curse" of having too much wealth out of your status, like Hurley with the lottery.

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Alicia (kalypso) | 70 comments Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

Finished: 1/11/11

Relation to Lost:
*Incorporated into the story of LOST in many episodes, such as ("White Rabbit"), and ("Through the Looking Glass, Part 1")
*The episode "White Rabbit" is a reference to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, as Jack searches for his elusive father on the island, Alice too chased the elusive White Rabbit. Locke makes a reference to this when he encounters Jack in the jungle
*We see Vincent, the yellow labrador race by, as a reference to the white rabbit in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ("Pilot, Part 1")
*White rabbits are used as recurring themes in LOST
*Jack is seen reading a portion of Chapter 2, "The Pool of Tears" from this novel to Aaron ("Something Nice Back Home")

message 5: by Alicia (last edited Mar 05, 2011 11:03PM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 70 comments Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor

Finished: 3/5/11

Relation to Lost:
*The book Jacob was reading moments before John Locke falls out an 8-story window. ("The Incident, Part 1")

message 6: by Alicia (last edited Mar 22, 2011 10:59AM) (new)

Alicia (kalypso) | 70 comments Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

Finished: 3/21/11

Relation to Lost:
*This book is being read by Desmond on Flight 815 in the flash-sideways timeline. ("LA X, Part 1")


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