Lord of the Flies

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 collaps At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, wit...

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Title:Lord of the Flies
Author:William Golding
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:Lord of the Flies
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:182 pages pages

Lord of the Flies Reviews

  • Gothadh
    Jun 01, 2007
    I absolutely hated this book. That's my over-riding memory of it I'm afraid. I had to read it in secondary school when I was about 12 and I never remember disliking a book so much which was surprising as I was a voracious reader. I just remember having absolutely nothing in common w...
  • Andrew
    Aug 22, 2007
    I was tempted to give this five stars, since in so many ways it strikes me as the kind of masterpiece, like Heart of Darkness, that I imagine will retain its horror and readability for centuries. The prose veers (or as Golding would say it, "tends") from plain to painterly. The story i...
  • Helen (Helena/Nell)
    Jul 07, 2007
    Over the years I must have read this book five or six times. Last night I was reading it on a train with a highlighter in my hand, because I decided to teach it this year again. Teachers wreck books, of course. We all know that. On the other hand, whatever you have to study-read, you t...
  • Yulia
    Jul 13, 2007
    I was Piggy (well, in personality at least, though not in portliness). I hated everyone who picked on him. I still do. Should people be forgiven for what they do on a deserted island? That depends on whether you think their true nature has revealed itself, or their humanity has been co...
  • David
    Jul 24, 2007
    I just don't buy it. This book is famous for unmasking what brutes we are, just under the surface, but, well, for all the hype, it just isn't convincing. People--even teenage boys--just aren't as savage as Golding seems to want us to believe, and nothing in this book persuades me ot...
  • Nora
    Sep 25, 2007
    I read this book a long time ago, long enough to where I barely remembered anything past the basic premise. So I picked it up again, only to wish I hadn't. There's a reason why they teach this book in middle school--in order to enjoy this book, one's intellectual cognizance must be tha...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 06, 2010
    508. Lord of the flies, William Golding Lord of the Flies is a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize?winning British author William Golding. The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. ???????: ????...
  • Silvana
    Jan 31, 2008
    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 s...
  • Nancy
    Jan 14, 2008
    Lord of the Flies is one of the most disturbing books I've ever read. It was required high school reading and since then, I've read it four more times. It is as disturbing now as it was then. Using a group of innocent schoolboys stranded on an island, the author very realistically port...
  • Mk
    Feb 25, 2008
    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 ra...
  • Cecily
    Feb 23, 2009
    A hard book to rate as although its well written and is very thought provoking, the content gets unpleasantly graphic and some aspects are awkwardly dated (eg the assumption the British boys should be jolly good chaps - ?we?re not savages, we?re English?). Plot It starts ...
  • Joshua Nomen-Mutatio
    Aug 28, 2008
    BOYS WILL BE BOYS THERE'S A PIG'S HEAD. ...
  • Jason Koivu
    Jun 24, 2010
    I've got the conch now, so listen up! In Lord of the Flies Golding deconstructed civilization, wiping it out and showing us our world in chaos. It's not pretty. Man without governance is apt to slide into savagery. At first the castaway children on this deserted isle set up rules an...
  • Emily May
    Dec 05, 2010
    Kids are evil. Don't you know? I've just finished rereading this book for my book club but, to be honest, I've liked it ever since my class were made to read it in high school. Overall, Lord of the Flies doesn't seem to be very popular, but I've always liked the almost Hobbesian loo...
  • Lyn
    Jul 31, 2011
    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...
  • Henry Avila
    Nov 17, 2011
    A British airplane, on fire, crashes on a deserted, isolated, South Sea's island, in the middle of an atomic war, set in the near future . All the grown-ups are killed, and only children , 12 and younger survive, how are they to cope (basically an allegorical story of what is human nat...
  • James
    Mar 11, 2017
    Book Review 3 out of 5 stars to Lord of the Flies, a coming-of-age novel written in 1954 by William Golding, who was a Nobel Prize winner. Most people have either read this book during middle/high school (in America or Great Britain), or have heard of it because of its supposed ca...
  • Fernando
    Aug 12, 2016
    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 circun...
  • Huda Yahya
    May 17, 2012
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  • Evgeny
    Mar 31, 2016
    A group read with a bunch of Pantaloonless Buddies. A group of young boys are dumped on a small island in the middle of Atlantic. The reason for this is very sketchy and the tale starts right after this event. For a while it was all fun and games until it was not: primitive instinc...
  • Manju
    May 22, 2018
    yup, i have now ticked box where it says this book is one of the must read classics and i think that's the highlight of my reading experience that i have with this story. there are many things that are hard to believe about this story, like why only teenagers got stranded on the isl...
  • Ginger
    Jul 08, 2018
    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...
  • Mario
    Jun 12, 2015
    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 ...
  • Scarlet Cameo
    Apr 14, 2016
    Lectura con el grupo PopSugar Reading Challenge en Español En este mundo hay libro de los que nunca se duda el porque son clásicos y éste es uno de ellos. Con una premisa que ha sido explotadísima durante años: cómo hace un grupo de personas para sobrevivir en un ambiente aisl...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    Aug 10, 2018
    ?We did everything adults would do. What went wrong?? For me, this quote sums up the entire book. It?s a powerful exploration of humanity and the wrongness of our society and it also demonstrates the hypocrisy of war. Adults judge the behaviour of children, but are they re...
  • Glenn Sumi
    Jun 05, 2018
    LORD OF THE REREADINGS A couple of months ago, I picked up To Kill A Mockingbird, a book I last read in high school. What fascinated me about the exercise was how much I remembered and how much I didn?t, what I appreciated as a child and what I do now. After that, I began wond...
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    Feb 13, 2016
    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 kid...
  • Lisa
    Jun 25, 2014
    "We did everything adults would do. What went wrong?" You did everything adults would do. That's what went wrong. There is much to be said against this novel, and it has been said, eloquently, poignantly, many times. Let me make a case for keeping it on the curriculum despite th...
  • Natalie Vellacott
    Sep 22, 2016
    This book shocked me. Not so much because of the content, I will come onto that, but because my gentle, kind, mother recommended it to me. My mum who mutes the TV when a swear word is coming up and who can't stand any type of violence recommended a book that involves children killing e...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    May 04, 2018
    ?They accepted the pleasures of morning, the bright sun, the whelming sea and sweet air, as a time when play was good and life so full that hope was not necessary and therefore forgotten.? So this was a book many people had to read when they went to school and in some way this a...