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Lord of the Flies

At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate; this far from civilization the boys can do anything they want. Anything. They attempt to forge their own society, failing, however, in the face of terror, sin and evil. And as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far from reality as the hope of being rescued. Labeled a parable, an allegory, a myth, a morality tale, a parody, a political treatise, even a vision of the apocalypse, Lord of the Flies is perhaps our most memorable tale about the end of innocence, the darkness of mans heart....

Title : Lord of the Flies
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ISBN : 9780140283334
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 182 pages
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Lord of the Flies Reviews

  • Lyn

    Years after I read this masterpiece, it is still chilling.

    Golding spins a yarn that could have been told centuries ago, primal human nature unmoored from civilization does not take long to break away and devolve into a feral thing.

    As good today, and as haunting, as it was when it was published in 1954. This should be on a list of books that must be read.

  • Ginger

    DAMN!!

    I think reading this book as an adult affects me more. You come to realize that things and circumstances can change drastically with no rules or repercussions.

    I really loved Lord of the Flies and think everyone should read this one day. It's not a long book but it will make an impression on you.

    It makes you think and dread what would happen if...

    “Maybe there is a beast… maybe it's only us.”

    The writing of William Golding was well done and detailed on the breakdown of humanity and sensibilit
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  • Mario

    Maybe there is a beast… maybe it's only us.

    This book doesn't fall under horror category, right? Then why did it scare living crap out of me?

    Lord of the Flies is a story about a group of boys who get marooned on one island after their plane crashed. Now, from the first page of this book, I had this uneasy feeling for some reason. And the more I read, the more that feeling grew. I've already heard that this book was not an easy book to read and that there were some pretty disturbing scenes. But st
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  • Fernando

    Civilización y barbarie. ¿Civilización o barbarie? ¿Cuán profunda es el alma humana? ¿Somos todos tan malos? ¿Somos buenos y en algún momento la vida hace aflorar lo más perverso que está oculto en nuestros corazones? ¿Nacemos con una maldad adormecida y latente o las circunstancias de la vida nos transforman e inclinan hacia el mal? Este libro me ha hecho plantear estas preguntas. Me ha hecho pensar. En otras reseñas, he comentado cuáles fueron los libros que más me han gustado y en este caso d ...more

  • Mk

    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 to challenge hierarchical structures, I have a stro
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  • Joshua Nomen-Mutatio

    BOYS WILL BE BOYS THERE'S A PIG'S HEAD.

  • Silvana

    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 of tasks (hunters, fire-watchers, etc). Things tur
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  • Aj the Ravenous Reader



    I only know that Lord of the Flies is an extremely popular classic book but I have zero idea on what it’s about and I must say, this is completely unexpected and until now I’m not sure if that’s in a good way or bad. ^^ The premise is without a doubt ingenious- a group of kids castaway in an island? Sounds like a partaayy! Tom Hanks would have loved to jump in if only he weren’t an adult.^^



    And party it was at the greater half of the book which mostly consisted of:

    1. Purposeless assemblies

    2. A lo
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