Alice's Adventure In Wonderland, Catch-22, Heart Of Darkness, Lord Of The Flies, Of Mice And Men, The Mysterious Island, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Third Policeman, The Stand, The Turn Of The Screw... If it hadn't been for lost, i would have never found and read any of these - and many other - extraordinary and brilliant literary works... Especially Catch-22, Slaughterhouse-Five and The Third Policeman have become my favourite readings, due to their sarcastic and surreal content. Especially wheh I read Slaughterhouse-Five, I couldn't help but think about Desmond, whose experiences of becoming "unstuck in time" are similar to those experienced throughout the book by the protagonist Billy Pilgrim! Apart from literature, great philosophers (Locke, Hume) and scientists (Faraday, Hawking) are mentioned in thw show. As for scientific issues, like time-travel, quantum physics etc. ,they are extremely interesting, but a bit hard to follow... I strongly believe that any references to pop culture made through "Lost" haven't been ignored by a large part of the audience, and no matter how the show itself makes us feel after it's end, it will have left an interesting legacy for all loyal fans!
P.S. Jeremy Davies admited that he had been interesting in quantum physics for a long time before the show. That certainly added more credibilty to his performance!