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Lord of the Flies

A Novel
Golding, William (Book - 1959 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Lord of the Flies
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Authors: Golding, William, 1911-1993
Title: Lord of the flies
a novel
Publisher: New York : Capricorn Books, [1959, c1955]
Characteristics: 256 p
Notes: Publisher varies
Alternate Title: Lord of the flies
ISBN: 0399529209
0140283331
0899669050
0590040014
0399501487
1573226122
0884116956
9780399501487
Statement of Responsibility: by William Golding ; with a biographical and critical note by E. L. Epstein
Subject Headings: Boys Fiction Islands Fiction Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc. Fiction
Topical Term: Boys
Islands
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc
LCCN: 59011717
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Aug 22, 2014
  • violet_horse_933 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved it. The symbolism showed great depth of the story and how the British school boys progressed from innocent to savages.

Jun 29, 2014
  • sakib_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

awesome
book!

Jun 27, 2014
  • yellow_panda_412 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

It was a good book.

Jun 22, 2014
  • TSUKUANYANG rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

The ratings and comments vary soo greatly... It's either they love it or hate it OR some are deeply disturbed by it.
It's like those five stars or no star movies, nevertheless it's a heard-of-classic and I'm set on reading it even though there is 8 holds on seven copies.
I've have now read this book... it... it is what the guy said above 'too creepy for my taste'... a well-written foul-plotted book. A star for your disturbing classic on human savagery, Mr.Golding, but nothing more thanks for putting a bleak representation of the world today.

Apr 19, 2014
  • vkondrak rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Too creepy for my taste...

Apr 09, 2014
  • Doctor_10101 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I didn't understand anything in the beginning, but as the story progressed I began to see the parallels between the settings and the characters with our world. Very disturbing, though written superbly.

Sep 06, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

creeepy...*shudder*

Sep 05, 2013
  • UnionRunner rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Not a bad book all-in-all. A great book on government and the social contract.

Sep 02, 2013
  • Sofiavo rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

I couldn't really read it because it's from, like, the 80s and its really confusing. I like the idea of the book though

Jul 11, 2013
  • platypus101 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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.

No wonder I had goosebumps at the end, because this book is so true to what happens in the world today. When men tried to govern themselves (and started the whole process with goodwill inside), but blinded with egotism and lust for power, tragedy and destruction in society are inevitable.

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Jul 17, 2014
  • Bubblechau rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Jun 14, 2014
  • TiaunaMass rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 06, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Sep 05, 2013
  • UnionRunner rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

UnionRunner thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 21

Jul 11, 2013
  • platypus101 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

platypus101 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Oct 13, 2012
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Jun 26, 2012
  • jacqulyn123789 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

jacqulyn123789 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jun 04, 2012
  • blue_butterfly_877 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 29, 2014
  • sakib_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

golding reenacts WWII in this book by showing how many young boys crash down into a mysterious island in a plane,and revert to savagery as their hope of survival

Jul 11, 2013
  • platypus101 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A number of English school boys suffered from a plane accident causing them to get stranded in an uninhibited island. The period was maybe during the World War II. Trying to be civilized, they elected a leader for themselves as well started the division of tasks (hunters, fire-watchers, etc). Things turned bad when there's a power struggle between the group leaders, worsened by various sightings of a monster in the island. No, don't think about "Lost" because this is way different.

This novel is about a group of young English boys who miraculously survived a plane crash. They are all alone in this mysterious and inhabited island of lagoons, cliffs, hills, wild pigs, flies and boulders. The author used many literary techniques to add zest to his novel. Character development, defined as a positive or heroic transformation in a character, is so well suited to Piggy – a protagonist in the novel.

Nov 05, 2011
  • fearlessforever rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

A bunch of boys are stranded on an island and kill each other....

A group of school boys are the only survivors when their plane crashes on a deserted island. Forced to survive alone without adult authority the boys regress and form murderous tribes.

Mar 24, 2009
  • neilp rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A airliner crash leaving a groups of school children to defence for themselves. Due to conflicts the break into to groups. See how primary school students cope with no adult guidance. And will they be able to coperate to get off the island.

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Sep 06, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: very scary...not scary more like...um...uh...intense...

Sep 06, 2013
  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: A stabbing and a crushing with rock

Nov 19, 2011
  • fearlessforever rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Oh yeah as if the book couldn't get bad enough, 3/4 of the way through they decide to bludgeon a boy to death and then they push another one down a mountain and crush him with a rock....

Jul 07, 2008
  • noob123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Jul 07, 2008
  • noob123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Jun 29, 2014
  • sakib_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"He turned away to give them time to pull themselves together;
and waited, allowing his eyes to rest on the trim cruiser in the distance."

Nobody killed, I hope? Any dead bodies?

. “I don’t ask you to be a sport, I’ll say not because you’re strong, but because what’s right’s right. Give me my glasses: I’m going to say – You got to!”

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Ottawa Public Library Teen Tech Week Video Contest - 2nd place winner 2012

Ottawa Public Library Teen Video Contest Entry by Sam Willetts. In this exciting tale of survival, a society of children on a desert island must work together to build shelter, find food, and get rescue. But can they stop the forces of chaos within themselves from destroying their very sanity? Find out in: Lord of the Flies, by William Golding. edited, written, produced, directed, filmed by sam willetts sets, props, figures, backgrounds by sam willetts Willetts productions 2012

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