"It's a show that really rewards continued viewing." - again, from The Lost Book Club, a special feature of the DVD collection of the third season
The past couple weeks, I've spent a lot of my spare time relaxing and watching the entire third season of the TV series Lost. During this time, I've been somewhat surprised to see my youngest son reading a number of books that I never would have predicted. I was intrigued to see him taking books to work and for reading on the bus, trying to figure out what the common thread might be.
But as I started watching the third season myself, it became apparent to me that he was joining The Lost Book Club, following along with the book covers that appeared, perhaps only for a second or two, during the third season.
Whatever the motivation, it's great to see a television series fostering enjoyment of reading.
The Lost Library (a partial list):
- Ann Rand's The Fountainhead
- Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz
- Stephen King's Carrie, The Stand
- Gary Troup's Bad Twin
- Richard Adam's Watership Down
- John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men
- Henry James's The Turn of the Screw
- Joseph Heller's Catch-22
- Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time
- Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time
- Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov
- Flann O'Brien's The Third Policeman
- Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend
- Judy Bloom's Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret
A more complete list is available here.