As with almost everything else on Lost, the castaways' taste in literature isn't arbitrary.

In a recent episode of the cryptic ABC drama, Sawyer (Josh Holloway) was reading Richard Adams' 1972 novel, Watership Down. Show cocreator Damon Lindelof picked the classic tale of a ragtag group of rabbits who band together to survive in a new home because "thematically it totally jives with everything we're trying to say in the show... except with bunnies."

The book's characters include a fearless leader (sounds like Lost's Jack), a pregnant hare (Claire), a go-to person with a sixth sense (Locke), a careless rebel (Sawyer) and a crafty hero (Sayid). "My parents wouldn't let me see the [Down] cartoon because it was for grown-ups," Lindelof says. "Which, of course, was the birth of an obsession."