I know, I know - on the surface, it's a bit of a stretch to cover a TV show on a book blog. But a couple of weeks ago, the folks at GalleyCat asked an intriguing question: Is LOST TV's most literary show? To tackle the question, they talked to TV blogger Nikki Stafford, who had some illuminating words: "The books are essential. The second season was the first time they came out a head of time actually told viewers that they would flash a book and they should watch for it ... in the beginning of season two ... Desmond chucks a whole bunch of things into his backpack, one was a copy of the book, 'The Third Policeman.' This was a book that came out in the 1960s by an Irish writer [Flann O'Brien]. I interviewed an editor at that publishing house and they sold 20,000 copies of that book in the weeks leading up to the episode."
Additionally, Open Letter Books director Chad W. Post revealed that Deep River, a book by Japanese novelist Shusaku Endo, will feature this season. The novel tells the story of four tourists on their way to India whose travels are interrupted by the assassination of Indira Gandhi. Visit GalleyCat to check out the rest of the interview with Chad Post.
And finally, if you just can't wait for tonight, indulge in these first four minutes of LOST's season 6 premiere that the blogosphere swears are the genuine article.