Fuse #8

Monday, February 26, 2007

Read Only If You Love LOST

LOST has always had lovely tie-ins to children's literature, making it the kidlitiest (not a word) friendly show on television today. Whether Sawyer's reading Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, they're meeting a supposed balloonist named Henry Gale, or a copy of A Wrinkle In Time floats to the surface, the series has more than one finger in the children's literary pie.

One influence we've never thought to tie-in to the storyline, however, is Moomin. Some of you may be familiar with Tove Jansson's adorable comic strip/book series and all that it entails. Have you ever sat down and read Moomin from cover to cover, though? Author Matt Madden did and his revelations are fascinating. The Moomins crash on an island. Mama Moomin kills wild boars for supper. They dig, find metal, discover a hatch, and when they go inside they discover, "an abandoned cave where ancient Moomins used to live, where they were involved in mysterious, sinister activities, as the explorers learn through cryptic signs on the wall of the cave." Check out his blog for more info.

Thanks to the First Second blog for the link.

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At 1:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Moomins are always a great read. Liked your post quite a bit. I visited Matt Maden's blog too.Very interesting and entertaining!!Cheers!!Emmie

At 11:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fascinating! I've been meaning to read the Moomin books, but haven't gotten around to it yet. But now, given the possible LOST parallels, I'll definitely have to check them out. Thanks!

At 11:18 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

That's...amazing! I passed it on to the other Lost fans in my house, and they were impressed, too. Very cool!


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