Literary Precedents for Lost Boys

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In some ways, Lost Boys is a detective story. (Some bookstores shelve it under mystery/detective.) Lost Boys has much in common with the John Sandford "Prey" series: There is a serial killer who must be tracked down and stopped. There is the intuitive detective who realizes that rational explanations are sometimes lacking.

But Lost Boys is also a domestic drama.

Scenes of domestic life play a big role in the novel. The Fletchers are the allAmerican family without the nauseating cuteness of television's The Brady Bunch or Leave It to Beaver. They have human imperfections, and they make mistakes, and they know that there are no easy answers. But they do have genuine good will, and they do love one another. Because Orson Scott Card is known as a science fiction writer and because there are references to computer science, many bookstores classify Lost Boys as science...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Lost Boys from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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