Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies

The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves.


Details Lord of the Flies

TitleLord of the Flies
ISBN9780140283334
Author
Release DateOct 1st, 1999
PublisherPenguin Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreClassics, Fiction, Young Adult, Academic, School, Literature
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Reviews Lord of the Flies

  • Silvana
    2008-01-31
    This book is horrifying. I'm scared like hell. Totally.I was expecting an adventure book telling about some children who got stranded in an island, but ended up with goosebumps.A bit of synopsis: A number of English school boys suffered from a plane accident causing them to get stranded in an uninhibited island. The period was maybe during the World War II. Trying to be civilized, they elected a leader for themselves as well started the division ...
  • Nora
    2007-09-25
    I read this book a long time ago, long enough to where I barely remembered anything past the basic premise. So I picked it up again, only to wish I hadn't. There's a reason why they teach this book in middle school--in order to enjoy this book, one's intellectual cognizance must be that of a child, because otherwise you'll spend the entire time picking out everything that's wrong with the book. And there's a lot to pick out.From what little of th...
  • Emily May
    2010-12-05
    Kids are evil. Don't you know?I've just finished rereading this book for my book club but, to be honest, I've liked it ever since my class were made to read it in high school. Overall, Lord of the Flies doesn't seem to be very popular, but I've always liked the almost Hobbesian look at the state of nature and how humanity behaves when left alone without societal rules and structures. Make the characters all angel-faced kids with sadistic sides to...
  • Nancy
    2008-01-14
    Lord of the Flies is one of the most disturbing books I've ever read. It was required high school reading and since then, I've read it four more times. It is as disturbing now as it was then. Using a group of innocent schoolboys stranded on an island, the author very realistically portrays human behavior in an environment where civilization no longer has meaning.
  • Huda Yahya
    2012-05-17
    لا أظن أحدا درس الإنجليزية ولم تمر عليه هذه الروايةكنتُ في عامي الرابع وقت دراستهاومن أول وهلة جذبتنيوبينما كان زملائي يهتمون بما سيأتي منها في الامتحانكنت أنا ألتهمها التهامالن أنسى ما حييت شعوري وأنا أقرأ الحوار ما بين سيد الذباب وسايمونثم مقت...
  • Mk
    2008-02-25
    I hated this book. First off, as I remember, it talks about humans failure to govern ourselves, or more broadly the failures of human nature. There are a few reasons why I think simply dropping a group of kids on a desert island does not in fact prove anything.1) These kids were raised in a capitalist, nominally demcratic society. The first thing they do is appoint leaders. As someone who spends my time working in consensus based groups seeking t...
  • Andrew
    2007-08-22
    I was tempted to give this five stars, since in so many ways it strikes me as the kind of masterpiece, like Heart of Darkness, that I imagine will retain its horror and readability for centuries. The prose veers (or as Golding would say it, "tends") from plain to painterly. The story is well known: a sort of allegorical morality play set in modern times -- fancy English boys left to their own devices don't so much as revert to darkness as discove...
  • Lisa
    2014-06-25
    "We did everything adults would do. What went wrong?"You did everything adults would do. That's what went wrong. There is much to be said against this novel, and it has been said, eloquently, poignantly, many times. Let me make a case for keeping it on the curriculum despite the dated language, the graphic violence, the author's personality...There are two myths about adolescents, and this novel does away with them in a - admittedly - drastic way...
  • Yulia
    2007-07-13
    I was Piggy (well, in personality at least, though not in portliness). I hated everyone who picked on him. I still do. Should people be forgiven for what they do on a deserted island? That depends on whether you think their true nature has revealed itself, or their humanity has been corrupted by circumstance and stress. In a world where almost every human trait is now considered a product of both nature and nurture, would Golding have written his...
  • Helen (Helena/Nell)
    2007-07-07
    Over the years I must have read this book five or six times. Last night I was reading it on a train with a highlighter in my hand, because I decided to teach it this year again. Teachers wreck books, of course. We all know that. On the other hand, whatever you have to study-read, you tend to carry a bit of it with you. You don't forget that book, at least. Although I must add, that it's quite risky introducing to a Scottish classroom a book with ...