ClassicSeries: Lord of the Flies

Book Picture: Lord of the Flies CoverAs Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies amazes both young and old. A true allegory reflecting human nature.

How do humans react when they need to establish power?  Governance?  This story of school-boys standed on an island is a powerful and evocative novel which will change how you view the world forever…

It is no wonder why William Golding’s 1954 novel Lord of the Flies is just about on every ‘must-read’ list known to man.  And it’s even more clear why he won the Nobel Prize for Literature for this novel.
Lord of the Flies strikes the human experience at its very core; the hunger for power.  What happens when it needs to be established all over again?  Disputes lead to a tighter grip for power as the most savage instincts are aroused.  Margaret Thatcher’s grip on power follows on Lord of the Flies’ footsteps.

A powerful allegory, the message is told through a group of schoolboys who are the only survivors of a plane crash.  As democracy falters, order disappears and when they are finally rescued; what little humanity which remains is for the reader to fathom. It’s frighteningly alarming and frighteningly true.

The Lord of the Flies is a must-read for everyone.


Filed under Fiction - Non Australian Literature, Must-Read Stories of All Time, National Year of Reading 2012, Starter Reads - Start here if you haven't read a book for a while and dont know what to choose

3 responses to “ClassicSeries: Lord of the Flies

  1. Pingback: Let’s plough through the #AmazingReads | theOPINIONchair

  2. Korey Edelblute

    I like this blog so much, saved to fav. “I don’t care what is written about me so long as it isn’t true.” by Dorothy Parker.

  3. What interesting and valid points!

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