Getting Lost: Survival, Baggage, and Starting over in J. J. Abrams' Lost (Google eBook)

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Orson Scott Card
BenBella Books, Inc., Aug 21, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 260 pages
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Theories abound about the survivors of Flight 815 and their enigmatic island home on the supernatural television phenomenon “Lost.” This collection of essays provides insight into the most talked-about issues, including chapters on “Why the Survivors Must Be in Another Dimension (or the Twilight Zone),” “Lord of the Lost: Jack vs. Locke,” “The Others: Where On Earth Did They Come From … or Did They?” and “A Theologian’s View of the Island as Purgatory.” Contributors such as television critic Joyce Millman, SF writer Adam-Troy Castro and paranormal-romance author Mary Janice Davidson tackle predominant themes, plotlines and symbols of the hit show while answering the questions on every fan’s mind: What’s with the polar bears and black mist? Why does the sudden struggle for survival lead some to romantic relationships, some to conflict, and others to leadership? and Why did Boone have to die?

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Review: Getting Lost: Survival, Baggage, and Starting Over in JJ Abrams' Lost (Smart Pop)

User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

aside from bringing back a little nostalgia and longing for the days of one of my favorite shows, I can't say reading this really benefited me any more than if I hadn't. basically it's just a bunch of ... Read full review

Review: Getting Lost: Survival, Baggage, and Starting Over in JJ Abrams' Lost (Smart Pop)

User Review  - Brett Hutchins - Goodreads

It does make me miss the show, but do we really need an essay about the implausibility of that many people surviving that plane crash. Read full review

Selected pages


Game Theory
Staying Lost
The Same Damn Island
The Lost Book Club
Have You Been Framed?
All Hail Hurley
Lost in Love
Cosmic Vertigo on the Isle of Lost
Doubt Descartes and Evil Geniuses
Lost Connections
The Art of Leadership
Whos Who and Whats What for Everybody Who Is Lost

There Are No Coincidences

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Orson Scott Byron Walley Card, was born in 1951 and studied theater at Brigham Young University. He received his B.A. in 1975 and his M.A. in English in 1981. He wrote plays during that time, including Stone Tables (1973) and the musical, Father, Mother, Mother and Mom (1974). A Mormon, Scott served a two-year mission in Brazil before starting work as a journalist in Utah. He also designed games at Lucas Film Games, 1989-92. He is best known for his science fiction novels, including the popular Ender series. Well known titles include A Planet Called Treason (1979), Treasure Box (1996), and Heartfire (1998). He has also written the guide called How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy (1990). His novel Ender's Game and its sequel Speaker for the Dead, both won Hugo and Nebula awards, making Card the only author to win both prizes in consecutive years. His titles Shadows in Flight, Ruins, Ender's Game, and Earth Afire made The New York Times Best Seller List. He is also the author of the First Formic War Series, which includes the title Earth Unaware.

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