Saturday, February 23, 2008
The other night when LOST featured a scene with Sawyer shirtless reading The Invention of Morel-YIKES! Who could follow the intense plot...sexy shirtless Sawyer...reading. Again. What a delightful invention this dark literary fan is on the program. A good deal of the fun on this show is identifying the books and literary references. I almost wear out my pause button and up close to the tv looking...thank goodness so many other fans are able to catch most of the covers and titles. Yea Google. Is there any other tv show so suited to the internet? If the internet existed in the 60's fans of The Prisoner would probably be like us LOST lovers.
Still from 90's game MYST. I wonder how many addicts (I confess) of MYST follow LOST?
Here is a web page with the books on or related to tv show LOST. The LOST reading list is so much fun. I love it that a tv show is getting many folks to read or re-read old favourites.
The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien
For those trying to unlock the secrets of "Lost," this could be the most important book ever referenced in the series. It's visible in Desmond's living quarters in the Swan Station early in Season 2 and the visual cue in the episode caused the cult novel to sell more copies in the weeks following its first airing than it had in the six years previous. But what is it about? The plot involves an unnamed protagonist setting out to murder and rob a rich man, but uncovers a substance called omnium, which exists in a box and can become whatever the user wants it to be.
Jorge Luis Borges declared The Invention of Morel a masterpiece of plotting, comparable to The Turn of The Screw and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Set on a mysterious island, Bioy's novella is a story of suspense and exploration, as well as a wonderfully unlikely romance, in which every detail is at once crystal clear and deeply mysterious.
Inspired by Bioy Casares's fascination with the movie star Louise Brooks, The Invention of Morel has gone on to live a secret life of its own. Greatly admired by Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, and Octavio Paz, the novella helped to usher in Latin American fiction's now famous postwar boom. As the model for Alain Resnais and Alain Robbe-Grillet's Last Year in Marienbad, it also changed the history of film. from Amazon