Lost Ate My Life: The Inside Story of a Fandom Like No Other [NOOK Book]

Overview

Lost is one of the few shows on television that could be watched casually or obsessively. But regardless of whether you enjoy the show and then change the channel, or you are discussing the minutiae of the episode into the wee hours of the night, Lost is a show that was created for fans. And, in many ways, by the fans.
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Lost Ate My Life: The Inside Story of a Fandom Like No Other

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Overview

Lost is one of the few shows on television that could be watched casually or obsessively. But regardless of whether you enjoy the show and then change the channel, or you are discussing the minutiae of the episode into the wee hours of the night, Lost is a show that was created for fans. And, in many ways, by the fans.
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Editorial Reviews

Sacramento Book Review
Well documented and researched, almost lovingly so.
From the Publisher

"The best book about Lost I have ever read, mostly because it’s not so much about the show but about us, the fans. . . . I've read many a Lost book about theories, episode recaps, and the possible meaning of the mythology, but this book, all about the fans, climbed to the top of my list before I had even finished the first chapter."  —About.com

"Well documented and researched, almost lovingly so."  —Sacramento Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554902194
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Jon Lachonis is best known for his work analyzing the nebulous world of ABC's "Lost." His writing has been featured on TheTailsection.com, BuddyTV.com, UGO.com, "The California Chronicle "online, and the "Seattle Post-Intelligencer." He lives in Maine. Amy Johnston is a writer and part-time webmistress who runs a number of fandom-oriented blogs, including The Evil Puppet Masters, and an official fansite for "Lost" executive producer Bryan Burk. Javier Grillo-Marxuach is an award-winning writer and producer of television, movies, comic books, and interactive media. He is a former writer and supervising producer for "Lost," whose writing and production credits for television include "Charmed," "The Chronicle, "Jake 2.0, """Medium," "The Pretender," and "Seaquest. "He lives in Los Angeles.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword 1

Introduction 5

Part I

Chapter 1 How Lost Almost Went Nowhere 11

Chapter 2 All Lost Forums Are Not Created Equal 19

Chapter 3 To Spoil or Not to Spoil? 29

Chapter 4 What's in the Box? 39

Chapter 5 The Hatch That Roared 47

Chapter 6 Who's Flying the Plane? 55

Part II

Chapter 7 From the Watercooler to the Ocean 63

Chapter 8 Breaking Down the Wall - One Fan's Experience 73

Chapter 9 The Lost Fan Parties 83

Chapter 10 Living Lost 95

Chapter 11 Casting: Tales of Love and Hate 103

Chapter 12 Shipper Wars 111

Chapter 13 Don't Tell Us What You Can't Do! 121

Part III

Chapter 14 Building (and Breaking) the Fourth Wall 131

Chapter 15 Among the Lost 139

Chapter 16 Easter Eggsplosion 151

Chapter 17 A Long Time Ago, on an Island Far, Far Away 159

Chapter 18 Attack of the Pods 165

Chapter 19 All Good Things 173

Chapter 20 Why Lost Is Important 181

Appendix Fandom Slang - A Dictionary 189

Bibliography 199

Photo Credits 203

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