Lost Ate My Life by Jon Lachonis
The Inside Story of a Fandom Like No Other

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By catering directly to an increasingly rabid fan base, Lost bloggers have effectively removed all barriers between the artist and the viewer by hosting one of the largest officially-sponsored independent discussion forums in history. Becoming celebrities in their own right—even controlling the ebb and flow of fan sentiment—the most revered bloggers even affect plot and storyline decisions. Told by two members of the fan community who witnessed the spread and impact of such fervent fandom from the inside, this guide addresses the greatest questions fans have been asking for four seasons: Why does Lost speak so well to our collective unconscious, and why do we consciously endure such mammoth leaps of suspension of disbelief? By examining this unparalleled blogger phenomonen on near-academic levels, the authors successfully break down Lost’s archetypal themes and trace its evolution from the commercial cash-in it was intended to be to the high-concept mixture of philosophy, drama, redemption, science, and faith it became.


About Jon Lachonis

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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.
Published November 1, 2008 by ECW Press. 240 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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