Thursday, July 18, 2013

Book Review #342 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies
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.
My Rating: 4/5
I started reading this book a few months ago and after struggling for 50 or so pages I just gave up. I picked it up again last night and read it cover to cover in a few hours.
When I bought this book from a used Library book sale, the Librarian told me this was his favourite book of all time. I can see why this might have been the case had I read this book when I was in school.
The only problem I had with this book was the fact that I knew how it ended, as (and this happens with most classics) it got referenced in another book that I had read.
This book reminded me of the TV show Lost, what I've seen of that show anyway.
I would have liked there to have been more depth with the characters as apart from Ralph, Jack and Piggy they all seemed the same.

1 comment:

  1. I had to read this book for school and was so upset there were no girls in it! I'm still a little pissed about that and it's probably the number one thing that kept me from loving it.