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Lost summer reading hits stores

by Anna Johns, posted May 6th 2006 11:14AM
bad twin; lostSawyer was reading the manuscript last week on Lost, and now it is out on bookshelves. Bad Twin is being billed as a book written by a man named Gary Troup, who hasn't been heard from since Oceanic flight 815 disappeared after leaving Sydney, Australia in September 2004 (yes, the book description on Amazon does give a date for that fateful flight). 'Gary Troup' is an anagram for 'Purgatory'. By the way, there are already mostly positive customer reviews.

The description on Amazon says the book is about a private investigator named Paul Artisan who investigates the disappearance of one of a set of twins (the "bad twin"). It says, "Troup's long-awaited Bad Twin is a suspenseful novel that touches on many powerful themes, including the consequence of vengeance, the power of redemption, and where to turn when all seems lost."

Will you read the book this summer? By the way, if you don't feel like reading, the audio version is available on iTunes.

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Who is the reader for the audio version? I can't get to iTunes on my old Windows 98 box. It is also available at audible.com, but they can't be bothered to tell me who reads it.

May 08 2006 at 8:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Can someone explain this Hanso stuff to me? I'm a little confused about it. How did everyone know about this and what does it actually have to do with Lost? I visited the website and I am just not getting it. I'm sorry to those of you who understand and think I'm nuts. :)

May 06 2006 at 10:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I know some Troup's in Pennsylvania. hmm I'll have to ask them what they know.

May 06 2006 at 9:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It is official, as it's been alluded to or mentioned in connection with the show. Copyright is actually listed as Touchstone TV, so no insight as to who ghost-wrote it - I wonder if it was one of the creators/writers/etc. I happened across it at the mall today and picked it up on the cheap, so I'll take a tear through it. Trashy or not, I'll gets me whatever Lost I can take.

Just how much it figures into the story, or if it's just going to be a lot of cheeky nods to the show, remains to be seen. I thumbed through the first few chapters pretty quickly, and the writing is decent. Possibly even a step above most other trashy summer reading, but we'll see.

May 06 2006 at 8:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Allison Solow

An anagram of artisan is Sinatra. Hmm...interesting.

May 06 2006 at 6:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What exactly is the book's connection to "Lost".
Is it an approved book, or is it a spin off venture?

May 06 2006 at 3:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Is this supposed to be the "manuscript" that Sawyer was reading on last week's lost?

May 06 2006 at 3:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I picked this book up a few days ago and have been slowly reading it. I feels like some of the characters in the book are modeled after some of the major characters on the island. Also, the Hanso foundation is brought up multiple times, and the lead character, Paul, walks right into a Hanso lab! heh.

May 06 2006 at 1:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Milk the cow! JJ and the new ways to get cash from tv products.

May 06 2006 at 11:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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