Title: Lord of The Flies
Author: William Golding
Yearly Count: 74
Awards: William Golding is the winner of the Nobel Prize
The allegorical novel, about a group of school boys who become society forming groups for hunting, making fire and learning to exist alone on an island. This group of school boys tries to put in place a governing system that works for them, and even those who have not read this know that a group of little boys governing themselves, fending for themselves on a solitary island will run into trouble. This is Golding's take on human nature. I don't think it is far off, as our instincts for survival do make us into beasts even in the modern world today.
I had never read Lord of the Flies, but it is one of those that I had always wondered about. I found the reading a little slow and filled with description, but it was written in the 50's and absolutely mirrors the pace of that age. I can't say I enjoyed it, or that it was fun to read, but I did see the importance of it. Golding does a great job with the writing, and one becomes involved in the survival and hopeful rescue of these little savage boys.
I could not help but think of LOST...I know I shouldn't think of TV when reading a classic, right? But it constantly reminded me of the LOST series.
It is a classic, but have you read it? There are many classics that I have not read, but this is no longer one of them. I had a good time hearing about Ralf and Jack and Piggie...boys will be boys!
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