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[[Image:BookClub.jpg|thumb|right|The Book Club]]
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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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{{I|I=BookClub.jpg|w=200|a=right|c=The book club. {{Crossref|3x01}}}}
* Members include: [[Juliet]], [[Amelia]] and [[Adam (Other)|Adam]], among others.
 
* [[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, which is discussing Stephen King's [[Carrie (Book)|"Carrie"]].
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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 favorite book. Later, when the [[Others]] are drawn outside by the mid-air breakup of [[Oceanic Flight 815]], we see her clutching a book with [[Stephen King]]'s name written across the top.
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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].
**Screen captures from the episode have shown the book to be [[Carrie (Book)|"Carrie"]].
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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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===Ben and Juliet===
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==Unanswered questions==
* [[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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**This may show [[Adam (Other)|Adam]]'s and the rest of the [[Others']] 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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==See also==
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* [[ITunes Book Club]]
   
==Theories==
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* [[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, "here I am, thinking free will still acutally exists on-"
 
* The book [[Carrie (Book)|Carrie]] is potentially an allusion to [[Juliet]]'s character. Perhaps she perceives herself as an outcast, like Carrie, and will get her revenge by assisting or joining the [[Lostaways]].
 
*The art on the wall looks similar to that in the [[Staff]] station.
 
* Strange Resemblances:
 
#The man sitting next to the older woman looks vaguely similar to the policeman who released [[Jack]] from jail at the end of [["A Tale of Two Cities"]].
 
#The African-American woman could be [[Bea Klugh]], the [[Other]] who spoke to [[Michael]] during his captivity and was present at the [[Pala Ferry]] in the finale of [[Season 2]].
 
   
==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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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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