Monday, March 8, 2010

A classic!

Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954; NY: Perigree, 2006).

Bottom line: boys really are savages.

Not that a group of girls would have done any better; still, Golding creates a scathing commentary on so-called civilized society in this classic novel of life on a desert island. When a ship wreck lands the boys in this place, a few short weeks is all it takes to make them into blood thirsty savages. A stunning story that stays with you long after you turn the final page.

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