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Lost Ate My Life: The Inside Story Of A Fandom Like No Other by Jon DocArzt and Amy Johnston

01/11/2009. Contributed by Sue Davies

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pub: ECW Press. 202 page small softcover. Price: $19.95 (US). ISBN: 978-1-55022-847-2.

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We all get sucked into on-going series. I can still remember the thrill of the first series of '24' that broke new ground for continuous action. One episode a week just wasn't enough. Then along came 'Lost' where time moved infinitely slowly for the Flight 815 survivors and we hung on for a weekly dose. More than that, fans scoured the Internet for clues on where this crazy plot might be going.

Forums, spoilers and all that helped push the popularity of the series and the creators joined in with fans, showing a genuine interest in what people thought.

This book arises from one group's involvement and is basically written by two fans who got more involved than they ever thought they would. It's a happy book full of fan-like adoration and walks us though the development of The Fuselage forum, involvement of 'Lost's creators and how the fans helped shape the series.

This is strictly for the established fan. If you want to become one then start with Season One-take a deep breath and prepare to stay up late to plough through the expanse of misinformation. Prepare to wail and gnash your teeth as you become attached to characters, curse the writers and generally invest a whole lot of time and effort in. This book is just dressing for those who approach the final season where all questions will, hopefully, be answered. This book might just keep the fans happy for a while as they pace the floor waiting for the show to come back.

Sue Davies

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