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The Book Club is an informal group of [[Others]] who get together periodically to discuss a book that was selected by the meeting's host.
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:<small>''This article is about the Others' reading group. For other uses of "book club" see: [[Book club (disambiguation)]]''</small>
* Members include: [[Juliet]], [[Amelia]] and [[Adam (Other)|Adam]], among others.
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{{I|I=BookClub.jpg|w=200|a=right|c=The book club. {{Crossref|3x01}}}}
* [[Ben]] was not invited to at least one meeting hosted by Juliet.
 
   
==Juliet's Book==
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The "'''book club'''" is an informal group of [[Others]] who get together periodically to discuss a [[literary works|book]] that was selected by the meeting's host.
In "[[A Tale of Two Cities]]", [[Juliet]] hosts the meeting of the Book Club.
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* Members included: [[Juliet]], [[Amelia]], [[Adam (Other)|Adam]], and four [[Background_cast#Others_background|Others background cast]], three of whom appeared in later episodes.
* [[Adam (Other)|Adam]] criticizes Juliet's reading selection, saying that [[Ben]] wouldn't even read it in the bathroom.
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* [[Ben]] didn't attend at least one meeting hosted by Juliet.
* [[Juliet]] tells [[Adam (Other)|Adam]] that it is her "all-time favorite" book. Later, when the [[Others]] are drawn outside by the mid-air breakup of [[Oceanic Flight 815]], we see her clutching a book that appears to be authored by [[Stephen King]], but the title is not visible.
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* There used to be [http://abc.go.com/primetime/lost/index?pn=bookclub a feature on abc.com called Book Club].
**According to some sources, Juliet's selected book-and the one she carries outside-is [[Carrie (Book)|Carrie]].
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===Ben and Juliet===
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| quote="So I guess I'm out of the book club"
* [[Adam (Other)|Adam's]] criticism that [[Ben]] would disapprove of Juliet's selection indicates either that [[Ben]] is the regular host of the Book Club, or has some personal connection with [[Juliet]] such as roommate, boyfriend, husband or brother.
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| said by= [[Ben]]
* More likely than a relationship between Juliet and Ben, this shows [[Adam (Other)|Adam's]] reverence for Ben and Juliet's displeasure with how Ben runs things (also apparent in the subtext of the final exchange between the two as Juliet leaves the observation room for Jack's cell)
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| reference= {{ep|3x01}}
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==Juliet's book==
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{{I|I=3x01-Juliet-Carrie.png|a=right|w=200|c=[[Juliet]] holding [[Stephen King|Stephen King's]] "[[Carrie]]". {{crossref|3x01}}}}
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In {{ep|3x01}}, [[Juliet]] hosted the meeting of the Book Club, which was discussing [[Stephen King]]'s [[Carrie (Book)|Carrie]].
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* [[Adam (Other)|Adam]] criticized Juliet's reading selection, saying that [[Ben]] wouldn't even read it in the bathroom.
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** In contrast, [[Ben]] previously intimated to [[Locke]] in {{ep|2x15}} that he liked [[Stephen King]], specifically preferring his books to those of [[The Brothers Karamazov|Dostoyevsky]]. This may have been a bit of ironic humor on Ben's part, since the Book Club had been reading a Stephen King novel immediately before witnessing the plane crash, and Ben was interrogated by the [[survivors]] [[Maternity Leave|58 days later]].
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* [[Juliet]] told [[Adam (Other)|Adam]] that it was her favorite book. Later, when [[the Others]] were drawn outside by the [[mid-air breakup]] of [[Oceanic Flight 815]], she was still clutching the book.
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* [[Ben]] was a member, and thought Carrie was depressing. He was apparently kicked out of the club by Juliet after the altercation in his kitchen regarding Ben and [[Rachel (Juliet's sister)|Rachel]]'s [[cancer]]. <small>({{ep|3x16}})</small>
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==Observations==
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*It's notable that so many copies of the same book are available on the Island. The copies of the book are also various editions with different sleeve artwork.
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*If [[Ben]] was still in the club, there would be [[eight]] members.
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==Theories==
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==Unanswered questions==
* [[Adam (Other)|Adam]] and [[Juliet]]'s discussion about Juliet's book choice could be a subtle commentary on [[Lost]] itself. During the dialogue, Juliet says something like, "And here I was thinking we have free will."
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*The book looks to have the same cover as the book "Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, Book 6)".
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==See also==
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* [[ITunes Book Club]]
   
==Quotes==
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* "So, I guess I'm out of the Book Club." ~ [[Ben]] to [[Juliet]]
 
   
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[[ru:Книжный клуб]]
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[[Category:The Others]]

Latest revision as of 16:49, June 29, 2014

This article is about the Others' reading group. For other uses of "book club" see: Book club (disambiguation)
BookClub
The book club. ("A Tale of Two Cities")


The "book club" is an informal group of Others who get together periodically to discuss a book that was selected by the meeting's host.

"So I guess I'm out of the book club" - Ben, "A Tale of Two Cities"


Juliet's bookEdit

3x01-Juliet-Carrie
Juliet holding Stephen King's "Carrie". ("A Tale of Two Cities")

In "A Tale of Two Cities", Juliet hosted the meeting of the Book Club, which was discussing Stephen King's Carrie.

  • Adam criticized Juliet's reading selection, saying that Ben wouldn't even read it in the bathroom.
    • In contrast, Ben previously intimated to Locke in "Maternity Leave" that he liked Stephen King, specifically preferring his books to those of Dostoyevsky. This may have been a bit of ironic humor on Ben's part, since the Book Club had been reading a Stephen King novel immediately before witnessing the plane crash, and Ben was interrogated by the survivors 58 days later.
  • Juliet told Adam that it was her favorite book. Later, when the Others were drawn outside by the mid-air breakup of Oceanic Flight 815, she was still clutching the book.
  • Ben was a member, and thought Carrie was depressing. He was apparently kicked out of the club by Juliet after the altercation in his kitchen regarding Ben and Rachel's cancer. ("One of Us")


ObservationsEdit

  • It's notable that so many copies of the same book are available on the Island. The copies of the book are also various editions with different sleeve artwork.
  • If Ben was still in the club, there would be eight members.


Unanswered questionsEdit

Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Book club/Theories


See alsoEdit

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