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Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Lord of the Flies
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William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and... show more
William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death. As ordinary standards of behaviour collapse, the whole world the boys know collapses with them—the world of cricket and homework and adventure stories—and another world is revealed beneath, primitive and terrible. Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. Though critically acclaimed, it was largely ignored upon its initial publication. Yet soon it became a cult favorite among both students and literary critics who compared it to J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye in its influence on modern thought and literature. Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies has established itself as a true classic.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140283334 (0140283331)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 182
Edition language: English
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.5 Lord of the Flies / William Golding
Somehow, I missed this book during my school years. I remember seeing stacks of them in our school, but it was never assigned in one of my classes. I can see why it is a staple of high school curriculums, however, since it’s themes are easily seen and interpreted. There is plenty to discuss.I would ...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
3.5 Boys will be boys...
It might be regarded as a classic book, but "Lord of the Flies" is not what I would describe as an easy read. Confronting the reader, as William Golding does, with a rather bleak and brutal portrayal of youth unfettered by the boundaries of social norms. Indeed, this novel suggests we may remain a v...
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it
4.0 #LordoftheFlies: Tell Piggy to watch out for the rock!
Team reading this one with my 12-year-old. He doesn't love it, and I don't blame him, really. The language and tendency to use a bunch of words with out saying anything is kind of grating. According to my pre-teen: "This author just says 'and' over and over. And this and this and that and that." B...
Gene
Gene rated it
3.0 Lord of the Flies
A group read with a bunch of Pantaloonless Buddies.A group of young boys are dumped on a small island in the middle of Atlantic. The reason for this is very sketchy and the tale starts right after this event. For a while it was all fun and games until it was not: primitive instincts took over and fo...
YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it
4.0 Lord of the Flies Book Review
For some reason I have never read this classic. I'm really glad I finally got around to it and definitely enjoyed this one. Its easy to see why its timeless and considered a classic. The themes and moral of the story are still reverent to today's time period. A plane crashes on a remote island wi...
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