Fans of the television drama Lost have been purchasing Flann O'Brien's book, The Third Policeman, to find clues to the show. The book is a surreal comic novel and it appeared in one of the episodes. One of the scriptwriters for the show, Craig Wright said the book was chosen "very specifically for a reason."
From USA TODAY, posted last October: "In The Third Policeman, the narrator is a man who assists in a money-motivated killing. While trying to retrieve the stashed bounty, he passes into a strange world, meeting bicycles, policemen and a band of one-legged men." READ MORE