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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
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Lord of the Flies

6 years, 11 months ago at May 7 21:50
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**May contain spoilers**

I found Lord of the Flies rather a good read. It was generally easy to get through quickly, was entertaining, and not too predictable.

I get the feeling that this would be a perfect book to introduce some teenage boys to reading. With the story of boys stranded without adults on an island, it carries a message and a lesson about life. Startin... read more
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Website: Amazon
Manufacturer: Faber & Faber
Release date: 1 January 1973
ISBN-10 : 0571084834 | ISBN-13: 9780571084838
Fiction (6), Young Adult (3), Movie (2), Island (2), Anarchy (2), Debut (2), British Lit (2), Allegorical (2), Nobel Prize (2), Made Into Film (2), Top 100 (2), British (2), Classic (2), Murder (2), Humanity (2)
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tartan_skirt posted a review 6 years, 11 months ago

Lord of the Flies

“**May contain spoilers**

I found Lord of the Flies rather a good read. It was generally easy to get through quickly, was entertaining, and not too predictable.

I get the feeling that this would be a perfect book to introduce some teenage boys to reading. With the story of boys stranded without adults on an island, it carries a message and a lesson about life. Starting as a paradise, a lack of order soon causes civilised life to break down into relative chaos. The boys soon split into two groups and the balance is skewed as violence triumphs over law. As for the ending, I wasn't sure that it would work, but I think it was probably the best as it provided a return to reality away from the "game" of the boys.

I would say that as a drawback, the descriptive passa” read more