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Living Lost: Why We're All Stuck on the Island


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Miracles, viruses, plane crashes and acts of terror perpetrated by a group of Others: This is the perplexing and radical world of the television show Lost. With wit and insight, J. Wood explores the show's strange engagement with the contemporary experiences of war, (mis)information, and terrorism, and argues for an idea as weird as the show itself: That we're all stuck on the island.


"This is a treat! J. Wood loves Lost, and it shows. This is a fast-paced, yet totally complete guide to Lost." Jennifer and Ryan Ozawa, The Transmission

About the Author

Joley Wood is a graduate with a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he read a lot and did theses on comics and Irish literature. He has written on numerous Irish writers, including essays on James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw and William Butler Yeats, and a preface for Shaw's Saint Joan. He has since finished graduate work at Trinity College — Dublin (M.Phil, Anglo-Irish Literature), and is now completing his PhD in English at the University of Virginia.

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SandraKW2005, May 27, 2007 (view all comments by SandraKW2005)
Joley Wood has the best insight into the TV program Lost than any other author I've read on the subject so far. With his comparisons in Living Lost: Why We're All Stuck on the Island, it makes sense when Wood compares a situation that has happened in the real world to something that has happened on Lost.

This isn't just a book of episode reviews and cast biographies, but it goes deeper than those things, which are very thoroughly included. Living Lost pulls Lost out of the TV screen and into daily life so that the events in Lost are echoed in the world around us. The reader feels as if we could easily be stranded on the island because the reader not only relates to characters, but to situations, also. For instance, the survivors had no idea that the Others were watching them, and at the same time, in our daily reality, many people had no idea that they were under investigation "...thanks to the Patriot Act of 2001." Mirror-twinning is something that Wood talks about in the book, and there is a lot of that going on during Lost episodes and in life. A death may be followed by a birth. Eko was a poorer criminal, but Jin became a "high class" one, but they are still criminals.

Anyone who loves Lost will enjoy this book and its author's thoughts and the great amount of research he has done.
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pastrana_gurl, April 10, 2007 (view all comments by pastrana_gurl)
J. Wood has interesting insights, a wide range of knowledge and a delightful writing style. A wonderful read for people of all ages who love the show and want to see what others think.
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Wood, J.
Garrett County Press
Wood, Joley
Radio - General
Television - History & Criticism
Edition Description:
Garrett County
Publication Date:
April 2007
6.96x5.52x.57 in. .60 lbs.

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