Monday, October 27, 2008

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Title: Lord of the Flies

Author: William Golding

# pages: 208

Date published: 1954

Genre: classic

Challenge(s): Shelfari LIO, RIT TBR makeover, What an Animal Challenge, Fall into Reading 2008 Challenge



First Sentence:

“The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon.”

Synopsis (from Barnes& The classic tale of a group of English school boys who are left stranded on an unpopulated island, and who must confront not only the defects of their society but the defects of their own natures.

Random Thoughts: Creepy. As the boys degenerate into barbarians I knew where the book was headed, but I still couldn’t stop reading it. It was like watching a train wreck. I can’t say I enjoyed Lord of the Flies, but I’m glad I finally got around to reading it. However, I won’t be reading it again.

Let’s give people a variety of opinions! If you've reviewed this book (or a book by this author), leave me a link to your review in the comments and I'll link to your review, too!


Jeane said...

I had to read this in high school. Definitely a very unsettling book.

Kristi said...

I somehow missed it in high school ;o). Unsettling is a good word for it. Not destined to be my favorite book, but I'm not sorry I read it.

joanna said...

I missed it in high school too and recently bought it... It's one of those that I don't particularly want to read, but think I should...

Icedream said...

I remember reading this one when I was a teen and really loving it for the creepiness. Now that I am older and the world is creepy enough I don't know if it would have the same impact.