Hungry for ‘Lost’? Jump into ‘Stan’s Leap’
If the makers of the television series Lost had wanted realism, they should have read Tom Duerig’s new book, Stan’s Leap, and filmed the show on Henderson Island.
Stan’s Leap tells the fictional story of a group of people stranded on a remote island—but this island is real. Henderson is one of the remotest groups of islands in the South Pacific, with no major landmass within a 5,000-km radius. The nearest island is Pitcairn, where the famous mutineers from the Bounty settled after Fletcher Christian took control of the sailing ship from Captain Bligh.
Pitcairn and Henderson are the perfect settings for Duerig’s story, which, like Lost, becomes a sociologic experiment into what happens when isolated strangers are forced to live together with no hope of ever seeing friends and family again. Clashes arise between faith and science, older and younger generations, unfamiliar cultures and levels of selfishness.
How would people you know – businesspeople, engineers, store owners – hold up under such austere conditions? How would you survive?
- — Cindy Dashnaw Aug 27, 06:32 PM #