- File Size: 4228 KB
- Print Length: 452 pages
- Publication Date: March 11, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004RVNGR2
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #228,375 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A thought-provoking book that approaches Lost as a place for interpretation - that I disagree with Moore about John Locke only speaks to the power of the show and Moore's efforts to address it in intellectually satisfying terms.
The author later makes the case for trust and faith, which result from knowing a person. Then he creates a fake scene, not in Lost, in which Jack, after years of knowing the two men, doesn’t know which to trust not to lie, Hurley or Benjamin. Come on. Anyone who has watched the show knows Hurley hates lying, and doesn’t lie except once when he’s forced to do so, when they leave the island, and he does it to protect those left behind. Instead the author uses an old trite logic puzzle to show his “intelligent reasoning ability,” while missing the entire theme of having faith in a person’s character.
I believe the author of this book is carrying a lot of baggage from somewhere else, because he is analyzing his own baggage, and not the TV show “Lost.” Wish I hadn’t wasted my money on this book.
The one thing I didn't care for was the introduction/prologue of a fictional conversation between him and some of the characters post-TV series. It was a little too cute, but let him have his fun and then get to the good stuff. He also has a lengthy dialogue between two philosophers that I also didn't care for. So while the dialogue he writes leaves much to be desired, 95% of the book is expose and prose that is extremely illuminating and entertaining.
Well done, Mr. Moore. I haven't come across another book that weaves together so many different themes in Lost, exploring each one deeply, and doing so in such a refreshing way (and trust me - I've read almost all there is, both online and in print, about Lost!). The book is thoroughly researched without getting bogged down in the details, and yet doesn't stray far away from the source material. It also isn't terribly long or short, but just right in its treatment of so much. Frankly, I wanted more, but then maybe I'll have to write my own book on Lost...
Finally, the pricing for the Kindle edition of both books is a gift in and of itself. This is Moore's labor of love, his gift to offer us, and you will be greatly satisfied in reading his beautiful work.
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If you loved lost, you will want to re-watch it after you read this book. It is a great read for any lost fan.Published 2 months ago by DAVID PARAJECKI
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