Lord Of The Flies

Book cover "Lord Of The Flies" - book cover
United States
October 24, 2008 2:33am CST
I have been getting a bit desperate for reading material. After finishing several books I found myself hunting my bookshelves for something to read. One of my daughters had "The Lord Of The Flies" in her bookcase from some English class a few years back. It is one book that I had thought about reading but had never gotten around to. I figured I would give it a shot. The book was easy to read. The character development was spot on. I enjoyed watching the struggle for good and evil. This book is timeless. The problems society is faced with are the same ones that the book touched about when it was written. Even young boys will be pulled toward a more violent leader. You could sense the inner turmoil that many of these young boys faced as they sought out who would help them survive on the island. The ending was startling as the manhunt was in full gear and abruptly halted with the presence of the rescuers. I think Jack was clearly a psychopath. A mad man that even thrived on hunting and killing his victims. Roger was a bit too sadistic for my likes but his character played a great second gun to Jack. Interesting book and I can understand why it has been the subject of many debates since it was written.
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@ElicBxn (61192)
• United States
13 Jul 16
I read it in high school - I hated it, hated Animal Farm too
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
The first time I've read this story was when I was kid, it was in a comic book format. My brother was working as illustrator in a comic publication then and he brought it back home. I like it so much.
@egdcltd (10203)
24 Oct 08
We did an extract of this book in school, and afterwards I got and read the entire book. It's not a "nice" book (no Hollywood ending) but you're right, it is pretty timeless.