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Lord of the Flies

It has been years that I kept seeing this book across the shelves of numerous bookstores, and only now have I read it. I was pretty much devastated after reading this. There is nothing literal about the title. It's a story set during World War II about a group of schoolboys stranded in a deserted island who only have themselves to survive. The lack of society and societal rules is a struggle for the boys as they are confused as to who should be 'chief', who makes the fire and who hunts.

The minute details of death, sacrifice and hunting made me feel their pain and angst so I guess that's why this is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The symbolism in this story is true to the past as it is to the present. Think of it somewhat like the Lost series but only involving children. What an enjoyable read this has been.

“Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.” (Chapter 12)

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Paislea Elyse said...

i HATED this book in middle school but i re-read it and i loved it!!

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rah said...

Nice way of describing the book. I wanted to read this book for the longest time, too. Can't find the time.

roanjean said...

"WTF" and "OMG" were flying out of my mouth when I read this. Heartbreaking but I love it.

Roan
The Explosive Orange

AVA T.♥ said...

Wow..you'd actually think the title would be sorta literal. Must read!

Rachael said...

Its one book I keep wondering about reading but never have, I think I really will have too

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I have only seen the movie, which is gut-wrenching. Although it is a sad and tragic topic, I do now want to read the book. You have intrigued me.

NinaSaysHello said...

I never got the chance to read this book. Maybe I really should.

sPam said...

I've always wanted to read it. But the ones in Natio are so expensive for it's thin size! HAHA

And yeah, I've recently installed the LISTENING TO part of my blog. I love music! And I thought maybe I'd share where my inspirations (and entry titles) come from. HAHA!

x sPam of frou-frou

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