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It's hard to miss the similarities between Salman Rushdie's book "Grimus" and the direction Lost is taking. Especially, after seeing the magic mirrors in the lighthouse, the similarities kept bugging me. And sure enough, I found a hint in one of the earlier episodes. In the season opener, Desmond is shown reading Salman Rushdie's book on the plane when he meets Jack!!! Here are the similarities:
Island that cannot be located geographically and the saga starts with someone crashing on the island. Island seems to have a strange, almost person-like qualities to it. People on the island having eternal life granted to them by the ruler (called Grimus). Two main characters are involved in/since the creation of the island. One of them doesn't wa…Read more >