So after three days, which not much to do but read, I finished the classic novel “Lord of the Flies”. I had remembered reading this book sometime during my former schooling and enjoying it so I wanted to revisit the story to see if it stood the test of time. While I did enjoy the book I ran into one huge problem…I remembered most of the story. I’ve never been the kinda guy that watches movies twice (unless we’re talking Forrest Gump or Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) because I already know how it’s going to end.
While revisiting the book I was on a second mission though. I had heard that the creators of LOST were big fans of the novel so I wanted to keep an eye out for similarities between the book and the TV series. Here’s what I found:
-Both had a leader-type character named Jack.
-Both were set on an island (with a smaller island off the shore).
-Both referred to a group of people on the island as “the others”.
-Both had the presents of a “Monster” (real or imaginary).
-Both start with a plan crash (and a questionably miraculous survival rate).
-Both have a fascination with hunting pigs.
-Both have characters who end up hearing voices.
-Both have someone parachute onto the island.
Nothing super profound- but similarities all the same!
So yesterday I posted a Twitter contest (mostly out of boredom) where I asked followers to @ reply us with a random picture taken with their phone. There were some great entries! There were about 50 in all so I narrowed it down to a select few for you guys to vote on right here at the blog.
Look at the picture below then comment on this blog the Twitter username who you think should win our special prize!
You can vote once and you can select 2 winners!
If one of these pictures is yours, be sure to route your friends here to vote for you!
That’s it for me, enjoy!
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