The Books of Lost


I’m a big, big, BIG fan of  Lost the television series. So I watched the series again ( I’ve lost count either 4 or 5 times) and listed the books in chronological order the way they appear on the show or when they have influenced the show. This is not the first list.  There are two other lists that I know of. One on Goodreads that is listed by popularity and one on Lostpedia which is listed in alphabetical order. I like my list because you can see how the books affected the show as it progressed, plus my list is the most extensive list so far.

The Stand by Stephen King
The Langoliers by Stephen King
The Island by Adolf Huxley
The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Alice Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Bible
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline d’Angle
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Unspecified car magazine
Moby Dick by Herman Mellville
The Dark Tower 1 by Stephen King
The Dark Tower 2 by Stephen King
The Dark Tower 4 by Stephen King
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Julius Caesar by Shakespeare
Wolverine…Flash comic book
Turn of the Screw by Henry James
The Epic of Gilgamesh by Gilgamesh
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien
High Hand by Gary Phillips
Dirty Work by Stuart Woods
Rainbox Six by Tom Clancy
Hindsight by Peter Wright
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Lancelot by Walter Piercy
Elegance Magazine
An Occurance at Old Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce (Black) Ambrose Bierce
The Outsiders by Susan E. Hitton
The Bad Twin by Lawrence Shamas by (Gary Troup) Lawrence Shamas
Bluebeard by Charles Perrault
Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Babar by Jean De Brunhoff
Works of Charles Dickens especially Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
Carrie by Stephen King
Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Dark Horse by Tami Hoag
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
O Pioneer by Willa Cather
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
Laughter in the Dark by Vladimir Nabokov
Law of Gravity by Newton
The Odyssey by Homer
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Valhalla Rising by Clive Cussler
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Jurassic Park by Michael Crighton
The Stone Leopard by Colin Forges
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie
Left Behind by Tim LaHaye
The Coalwood Way by Homer Hickam
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
The Oath by John Lescroart
The Moon Pool by A. Merritt
Hotel by Arthur Hailey
Through the Looking Glass (Annotated Alice) by Lewis Carroll
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Holy Quaran
Kings of Love: The Poetry and History of the Ni’Matullahi Sufi Order by Nasrolla Pourjavady and P.L. Wilson, translators
The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles
Valis by Philip K. Dick
The Dark Tower 3 by Stephen King
The Survivors of the Chancellor by Jules Verne
The Shinning by Stephen King
The Shape of Things To Come by H.G. Wells
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Book of Laws by Manu
Mystery Tales #40 comic book
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Ulysses by James Joyce
A Separate Reality by Carlos Castaneda
Roots by Alex Haley
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Caravan of Dreams by Idries Shah
Red Man’s Religion: Beliefs and Practices of the Indians of North of Mexico by Ruth Murray
The Star Wars Trilogy by George Lucas, James Kahn
Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor
Mysteries of the Ancient Americas: The New World before Columbus by Robert Dolezal
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salmon Rushdie
Fear and Trembling by Soren Kierkegaard
Mt. Tianmu Ascended in Dreams (Tang dynasty poem) by Li Bai
The Chosen by Chaim Potok
Notes from the Underground by F. Dosteyosky
I Ching
The Keep by F. Paul Wilson
Deep River by Shusaku Endo

Did you know that there was this many works mentioned or seen in the TV series? Eight of these books are by Stephen King. How many of them have you read? The ones in bold print I have read.


L.A. Times Interview by Liesl Bradner

Coyote Mercury blog by James Brush

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3 thoughts on “The Books of Lost

  1. What a great post! I am also an enormous fan of LOST, and I loved reading my Lostopedia. I’m glad I found this, if for no other reason than to assure my husband I’m not the only one! Since I’m writing, I wanted to tell you that although I read your policy for book reviews, I had trouble locating a place to contact you for consideration of review of any of the traditionally published books from my Christian fantasy series, the Angelmen series. If you prefer to just look at my website first for information on the books, you can visit: Otherwise, please let me know where you would like the information you requested sent. Thanks so much!

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