Welcome to another installment of the Five Sentence Summation. This is just what it says folks, I take a few books I’ve read and instead of giving them a full review, I keep it short and sweet with five sentences. In this case, I’m summarizing books I read for the LOST Book Club a bazillion years ago but I never got around to blogging about them.
So…..here we go…..
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce”
A Confederate soldier is about to be hanged and he is watching the water flow beneath him, imagining what it would be like to escape. Then miraculously, he does. So begins the chase. This super short story has all the dark and dreadful feelings of anyone facing the noose. For a great review and a look into it’s connection on LOST check this out.
Bonus info: You can read this story free, here.
The Third Policeman by Flann O’Brien
I followed this one for a while in the beginning. Then an explosion happened and confusion and irritation followed. There were policemen and bicycles and nonsense and repetition. There was a big twist at the end, though, that was unexpected and interesting . If I wasn’t so proud of myself for hanging in there with this one I would have tossed this book or given it away.
Bad Twin by Gary Troup
Gary Troup was an author and a passenger on Oceanic Flight 815, and he did not survive the crash. He was traveling to see his publisher with his most recent manuscript when the plane went down. LOST castaway Hugo (Hurley) Reyes found the manuscript on the island and it became part of the reading material for the LOSTies. That is… until a cranky Jack threw it in the fire to teach someone a lesson. This one was a mystery loaded with literary references and it was a lot of fun!
One of the best things about doing the LOST challenge is that I read so many books that I never would have otherwise. It’s great when I find others who have read some of them too, so if you have, hit my blog up and let me know!