Book Review: Lord of the Flies (Golding)


I done read another one of them books! Here’s Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

Have I read this before: Yup. Way back in 8th grade, though, so it hardly even counts.

Review: I can’t tell if I remembered most of this book or if I just have been able to recognize all the references to it in TV/movies/etc. But I remembered most of this. I think Golding does a really good job of pacing the descent of the boys from “civilized”—having leaders, having tasks, having order—to just completely falling apart and turning against one another. I didn’t remember the ending, though. The ending’s…weird to me.

Favorite part: I enjoyed the escalating loss of control when the hunters would do their “pig killing” reenactments with one another. It seems like a very realistic thing that would happen.

Rating: 6.5/10

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