Lord of the Flies
A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate... show more
A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, "Lord of the Flies" is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics.
Publish date: June 23rd 2009
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Read For School
, High School
I first read this book as a teenager, and in some ways it was more terrifying than all the Stephen King books I was busily gobbling up at the time. It might have been the first book I read that illustrated, in a way that felt viscerally true, how easily the veneer of civilization can break down. ...
This book was so damn thrilling, the chracters very nicely build and each having a nice and well developed personality. I was immersed in this book for 3 days and i absolutely loved the thrilling story...but...THIS END SUUUUCKS! I dont believe it was so simple omg no comment....=_='
Eine Gruppe Schuljungen kommt infolge eines Flugzeugunglücks allein auf einer Insel an. Mitten im Ozean sind die Kinder auf sich allein gestellt. Es gibt keine Erwachsenen die zur Ordnung rufen und während sie sich anfangs noch an die Regeln der Zivilisation erinnern, schreitet rasch der Zerfall vor...
Dobra, wciągająca książka - ale niestety nie dorasta do swojej własnej legendy.
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...