William Golding's compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic.
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1 . One of my favorites
Posted February 06, 2011 by AvidReader , Greenville, scThis story is brilliant, written as a simple but dark story of a group of boys stranded on an island without supervision. Beyond an interesting story, one should realize that the boys' struggle is an allegory to the wider workings of the adult world. The children's inability to get along and eventual turn toward savagery mimics the behavior of our race, and our inability to get along with one another. Resulting in endless wars that span the globe.
2 . Worth Revisiting
Posted November 20, 2009 by Josh , Colorado SpringsThis is a childhood classic that deserves another look as an adult.
Posted April 12, 2008 by krispykitten , CAA great book. One of my favorites
March 19, 2003
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Excerpt from Lord of the Flies by William Golding
THE SOUND OF THE SHELL
THE BOY with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon. Though he had taken off his school sweater and trailed it now from one hand, his grey shirt stuck to him and his hair was plastered to his forehead. All round him the long scar smashed into the jungle was a bath of heat. He was clambering heavily among the creepers and broken trunks when a bird, a vision of red and yellow, flashed upwards with a witch-like cry; and this cry was echoed by another.
"Hi!" it said. "Wait a minute!"
The undergrowth at the side of the scar was shaken and a multitude of raindrops fell pattering.
"Wait a minute," the voice said. "I got caught up."
The fair boy stopped and jerked his stockings with an automatic gesture that made the jungle seem for a moment like the Home Counties.
The voice spoke again.