The closest approximation I can make to it is Stephen King's "The Stand."
That starts out with a scientific catastrophe then slowly reveals over time that
the entire tale is a battle of good against evil. That's precisely what Lost is.
A story of a simple plane crash on a deserted island gradually peels back layers
over decades (in some cases, centuries) to unveil long-seeded plans by powerful
beings, each with their own agenda.
This area is my own story-by-story examination of Lost. I waited until the very
end of the series before doing this, so that the creators would have the opportunity to
tell the story they wanted to, and explain the mysteries they thought needed explaining.
Unlike "The Stand," Lost wasn't created as a novel. While certain elements were
planned from the start, much of the show evolved and changed over time. Part of
this section will be my own theories to piece together certain aspects that are still a
mystery. I'll be going over connections throughout the series that foreshadow future
events and tie together characters and situations. And I'll pick the moments from the
show that definitely are some of the series' -- and television's -- finest. Please keep in
mind: what's written here WILL reveal and talk about certain plot points that will occur
down the line.
shows which stories have been examined