Song of Susannah LOST Book Club - LBC


The "Song of Susannah" is the sixth book in "The Dark Tower" series by Stephen King.

Taking place mainly in our world New York City and East Stoneham, Maine, this book picks up where "Wolves of the Calla" left off, with the ka-tet employing the help of the Manni to open the magic door inside Doorway Cave.

LOST References

There are story similarities found in the LOST event of The Incident and episode 316 S5E6.

The saying "Great minds, think alike", comes to mind when considering the similarity of ideas in LOST episode Follow the Leader S5E15.

The Author

Stephen King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction.

"Song of Susannah" was nominated for the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel in 2005


"The penultimate volume in the Dark Tower series, Song of Susannah is a pivotal installment in the most anticipated series of publications in Stephen King's legendary career."''

- from the opening page of "Song of Susannah"

"When they call the roll of the great figures of modern American literature — Bellow, Miller, Morrison, Updike, Roth — they can now add a name: Stephen King."

— The New York Times

"Go, then. There are other worlds than these."

John "Jake" Chambers

"I am a maid of constant sorrow

I've seen trouble all my days

All through the world I'm bound to ramble

I have no friends to show my way . . ."


"Fair is whatever God wants to do."

Leif Enger - Peace Like a River

The Characters

Go to The Dark Tower series by Stephen King for a complete list of characters

Discussion Points

  • What is unique about the setting of the story?
Does this setting enhance or take away from the story?
  • What specific themes are discovered throughout the story?
Do you see any themes also relating to the story of LOST?
What is the message conveyed by the story themes?
  • Do the characters seem real and believable?
Which characters remind you of similar characters in LOST?
Are their predicaments similar to any in LOST?
  • How do characters change or evolve in the story?
What triggers those changes?
What are the similarities and differences with LOST characters?
  • What are the philosophical views portrayed in the story?
How is it the same/different from LOST's philosophical view?

Discussion Guidelines

  • Be specific and provide examples to back up your point of view.
  • To make the discussion more interesting, feel free to ask your own questions.
  • Please be considerate of all points of view.
  • Encourage participation.

For any LOST Book Club/LBC suggestions or ideas please post on my talk page.

Happy Reading and Thanks!

--Just Sayin' JSTalk LBC LBCTalk eMail 14:59, July 30, 2010 (UTC)

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