Originally Posted by danielle
"A jumbo jet blows apart.....through the debris.... two figures fall towards the sea. They are washed up on the sand. Their survival is a miracle but an ambiguous one. One character acquires a halo, while the other , becomes devil like. Both have been chosen (by whom?) as opponents in the eternal wrestling match between good and evil. But which is which? As the two men tumble through time and space towards their final confrontation, we are witness to a cycle of tales of love and passion, of betrayal and faith."
As those of you who read my previous post know I’m currently reading “the Satanic Verses” by Salman Rushdie and there seem to be lots of parallels with Lost, (well at least I think there are but then I do tend to find myself making connections with everyday stuff that definitely doesn’t have a connection with Lost so perhaps I’m just a bit obsessed!
I’m not even half way through the book yet and in addition to the stuff I mentioned in the opening post, there has already been mention of a paradox, a character with an unusual number of toes, a labyrinth (tunnels beneath the island?), themes of black and white, reincarnation and the theme of exile (Widmore?).
My main reason for mentioning the book is because it makes me think of some important stuff in Lost in a new way:
The Frozen donkey wheel
– has anyone discussed whether this could actually be a clock?
It seems to have spokes or ‘hands’ and when it is turned time jumps. An extract from The Satanic verses talks of something similar and it is described as ‘The ‘enlightened’ is at the centre of a wheel, movement radiates outwards, around the clock………….controlling the movement of history.’ Sounds familiar?
Another quote - “After the revolution, there will be no clocks, there will be no birthdays, we shall be born again, all of us in the unchanging age.… commencement of the Untime.’ Could the ‘war’ that is coming actually be a war over time and history itself?
I would love to see this book included in the final series!