Is Lost more like…

Written 1st April

Ok, I dont know how many people on this site in particular go to comic con and/or listen to the official Lost podcast w/Darlton or are aware of their love for Stephen King. I also dont know how many of you are Stephen King fans. When I was younger, I was a huge fan, the only thing I haven’t read of his is the Dark Tower triology. I go to a lot of other sites that theorize about Lost and cant just get over how much everyone talks about it being the answer to Lost.

Seeing as how I have read ‘Our Mutual Friend’ I was saving the Dark Tower for a time of sheer and utter boredom which my Tuesdays have turned into, so I that’s what I am going to read for the week that Lost takes a break, not this week coming up (April 6) but the week after that.

I have read ‘The Stand’, the unabridged author’s cut if you will, when I was ten or eleven and it has been an old standard that I love (just not the mini-series). I always see so many similarities to ‘The Stand’ when I watch Lost, especially this weeks episode when Sun couldn’t talk and had to start writing, like the deaf mute character who spends the whole book doing it.

So if you have read both books which one do you think Lost is most similar to and why?

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Hi. I am an uber Lost fan. Admittedly, I jumped on the bandwagon a little late, halfway through the third season but thanks to the DVD's I am all caught up and do frequent re-watches. BTW my new image reflects my love/hate relationship with Lost. I always feel like I am on the verge of blowing up at the end of every episode because when I think I finally figured it out, nope the rug is pulled out.

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  1. I’m reading The Stand now and can see all the similarities inc the Sun being mute one that you just mentioned (remember Locke was a in Season 2 (I think) to when he had to write messages) – I can see loads of parallels and similar story telling, I left a long rambling reply on one of Chiefof16’s recent posts where I quoted Stephen King talking about writing The Stand and about why the extended version is so important in terms of story-telling and the detail. I’m also a Dickens fanatic and again his genius lies in the characterisation and the detail – all the humour is here, as it is in Lost with the asides, looks and observations between the characters – Hurley being an amazing one. And – as you mentioned I believe! – the wonderful Magus by John Fowles.

    The Dark Tower I have lined up when I get to the end of The Stand but there is some cool stuff on King’s official site and a game where you get to explore his office and learn about his worlds including some elements of The Dark Tower (I won’t spoil it but you now know where to go if you want to find out more!) which seem to be a direct parallel in many ways. Can’t wait to get into it.

    I have to admit I tried reading The Third Policeman but couldn’t maintain interest. Have you tried that one yet?

    Good idea banking them all for the week Lost takes a break – I was wondering how I’d cope!

  2. The Third Policeman was awesome. It is a tad slow but I liked it. It is like a lot of books, it hits a slow patch but the ending is worth it.

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