Thursday, May 25, 2006

'Lost' Promotes Literacy

NPR : 'Lost' Cameo Leads to Revival of Obscure Book

One of the most literate shows on television (second only to 'Gilmore Girls'), Lost is getting people reading. This NPR article focuses on The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien, but the number of books seen on the show is excessive.

Here's the books shown or referenced on the show (via Lostpedia):

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
After All These Years, by Susan Isaacs
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume
An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge, by Ambrose Bierce
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle
Bad Twin, by Gary Troup
The Holy Bible
The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Lancelot, by Walker Percy
Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens
The Outsiders, by Susan E. Hinton
The Stand, by Stephen King
The Third Policeman, by Flann O'Brien
The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James
Watership Down, by Richard Adams
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
The Mysterious Island, by Jules Verne

Now, there's a summer reading list.

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