Oh, those clever makers of LOST… They have created a show that markets to a television audience that has been starved for a long time… They cater to people who think. People who read. People who like to be challenged. There are no simple answers in LOST, and every week just gives us more to think about. That makes the season gap even harder to stomach. Months without a new episode. Their solution to viewer anguish during the off season would never work for The OC, or The Simpsons or Survivor… They published a book. Not just any book, a book that appeared in the show as a manuscript, apparently written by someone who was on the plane. The book is rumored to have information about the Hanso Foundation, and the father of Desmond’s lost love. This is the manuscript that Sawyer was reading and which Jack threw in the fire before he could finish it. Whether the knowledge contained in the book is necessary to understand what is coming in the next season is an unknown, like the rest of LOST. I’m ordering my copy today. I can’t resist the mystery.