A lover of contemporary, character driven sci-fi.
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I am an Anthropologist (in training), Koreanist, and former EFL teacher who grew up on R. L. Stine and Stephan King with a fondness for SF.
I enjoyed the book and its premise and would reccomend it. however the basic idea of what happens to suposedly civilized people once social conventions are thrown to the wayside and no longer enforcable, have been more powerfully illustrated in numerous contemporary novels. Stephan King's "The Mist" is one of several that come to mind.
I dont know how British children talked in the 40s or 50s, but their speech patterns come off as more adult that child like apart from when they don't know the names of things. I dont know if this reflects a historical change or an unrealistic oversight by the author.
I love literature, but especially children's lit and the Victorian novel. I'm also trying to love American literature (one novel at a time).
This audiobook provides amazing commentary at the start and end from William Golding (the author) himself.
While Golding's thick British accent can be a bit tough to decipher at times, the book is quick, wonderful and very much an I-have-to-keep-listening sort of tale. Highly recommend.
When Ralph and Piggy find the Conch for the first time is a pretty fun scene. Additionally, when Simon finally confronts "The Lord of the Flies" is something I'll never forget.
I definitely gasped a few times throughout the reading.
Lord of the Flies is a brilliant story of what happens when boys are left to their own devices and laws cease to exist.
but it's what the reader gets out of the book.
I've read this twice for school now once in high school and again years later in college. Being older I definitely get a deeper understanding of the book and a profound sadness for mankind. Loved listening to this audible by the author, it conveyed more meaning to the conversations and relationships
While not the best book I've ever heard it was an entertaining book that I'm sure I'll listen to again in the future. The best part, in my opinion, is the afterward by the author.