The Bad Twin
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
The Bad Twin...No it's not Ashley Olsen. It's a new "Lost" tie-in book. Sort of.
Can you have product-placement for a product that doesn't exist? ABC thinks so. In an eerie synergy, scribes for ABC's "Lost" will soon be writing a subplot about a character named Gary Troup who didn't survive the crash but left behind a manuscript he was working on....
Lost obviously has a large fanbase, filled with fairly loyal people. How do you sell things to these people? One way is to offer odd and unique tie in books – like a novel written by one of the passengers on Oceanic 815.
Except that the guy died. Sometime next year the unfinished manuscript by passenger Gary Troup (quick – to the name dictionary and the anagram decoder!) will figure into a plotline. Here in the real world the concept will be that Troup delivered this unfinished manuscript to Hyperion Publishing and a “well known mystery writer” was called in to finish it off (I imagine the as-yet unnamed writer is the person penning the whole thing).
What’s the name of the book? Hold on to your hats, Losties – it’s called The Bad Twin. It’s about a wealthy heir who hires a PI to find his nasty brother. Twins have been something Lost fans have been thinking a lot about lately, thanks to cryptic clues by the showrunners. Looks like this is yet another cryptic clue.
What people are thinking...
What's next, a Driveshaft album?
What I am thinking...
We'll have to wait and see if this rumor holds true. If anyone has any anagrams for Gary Troup, feel free to post them.
Posted byNick at 5:54 PM
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