Finally, LOST is just days away, and you know what that means – time to stop scrounging for scraps and time to get into the meat of our obsessive mission in life. Beginning this week we recalibrate our focus away from sniffing out little bits of info in the news to dissecting the meaning of what we see in every frame of LOST. Now, we celebrate the substance behind our dedication. It is time to get LOST.
I’m pleased to announce three new weekly columns arriving at DocArzt & Friend’s LOST Blog this week – from three very important writers in the LOST community. Put your brain hemispheres together for J. Wood (Powell’s LOST Blogger and author of Living Lost), Marc Oromaner (Author of The Myth of LOST), and Nikki Stafford (Author of the Finding LOST series).
J. Wood’s book “Living Lost: Why We’re All Stuck on the Island” is a fascinating examination of LOST as a mirror facing our collective psyches, and society in general. Wood’s regular posts at Powell’s are known around the LOST world for their unequaled depth of understanding – J. wields his knowledge of literature and philosophy like an Excalibur of LOST deciphering, rending LOST’s historical and literary allusions into easily digestible fillets. Wood will be chiming in on each episode’s literary/historical references with a required reading list in “J. Wood’s Otherville Book Club.”
Marc Oromaner’s LOST in Myth
Marc Oromaner brings a lively voice to discussing the very real spiritual and mythological messages of LOST. In his book The Myth of LOST, Marc presented a theory that was entertaining and well constructed, and I dare say too lively to live within the confines of just one book – still, you need a primer for the way Marc thinks and his book is it. Marc will be continuing his pursuit of LOST’s hidden messages and meanings here with a weekly column.
Nikki Stafford’s “What Nikki Noticed”
Last, but far from least, is Nikki Stafford. Nikki’s history cataloging the pop culture firmament has resulted in fourteen books, including four dedicated to LOST. As far as guides go, Nikki’s Finding Lost series is the epitome of what fans are looking for – raw facts mixed with compelling observations that are right-on, all the time. Nikki will be bringing those skills of observation and first class fan-girl articulation to her weekly post “What Nikki Noticed,” debuting this week.
Nikki’s Blog – Nik at Night