The season 3 DVD set’s ”Book Club” extra examine’s Lost’s literary obsession. Let’s page through the highlights.
The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien
In the book… the narrator was dead all along. On the show… Policeman, read by lovelorn Desmond, taps into Lost’s ”purgatory feel,” says exec producer Damon Lindelor. It also echoes Naomi’s claim that Flight 815 has no survivors.
The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
In the book… a lonely girl sees ghosts. On the show… it’s in a Dharma Initiative hatch. Jack and Ben, meanwhile, see dead relatives.
Carrie by Stephen King
In the book… Carrie’s capable of wreaking havoc with her mind. On the show… reluctant Other Juliet, says Lindelof, has ”the ability…to commit acts of great atrocity.”