The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. Themes include the tension between groupthink and individuality, between rational and emotional reactions, and between morality and immorality. The novel has been generally well received. It was named in the Modern Library Best Novels , reaching number 41 on the editor's list, and 25 on the reader's list. In it was listed at number 70 on the BBC 's The Big Read poll, and in Time magazine named it as one of the best English-language novels from to
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Answered Questions This classic is celebrating its 60th anniversary since publication. Any one else planning on re-reading it or reading it for the first time? There is enduring interest in the themes of this book and traces of it can be seen in such recent works as "The Hunger Games".
I think I'll be reading it again. Kim I just read this book for the first time. I am 54 years old and never had to read it in high school or college. I really enjoyed it much more than a l …more I just read this book for the first time. I really enjoyed it much more than a lot of the books I DID have to read in school. I can now check this great classic off my reading bucket list. Hey guys, is this book in first person? If so who's perspective would you be reading in? Thanks in advance, Elle.
Gwendolyn Neal The story is told by an omniscient narrator, however, at various points in the story it seems "closer" to certain characters, and tells the story thro …more The story is told by an omniscient narrator, however, at various points in the story it seems "closer" to certain characters, and tells the story through the lens of different characters' thoughts. Most often this character is Ralph, but there's a few very important scenes where it's Simon.
Liked the story. Had trouble following the dialog. Specifically, often not clear who was talking. Anyone else? Anya I had the same trouble. The characters were always interrupting each other and sometimes I had no idea who was speaking. I mean they were in groups of …more I had the same trouble. If Piggy wasn't taken care of by Ralph throughout the book, do you think he could have turned a savage? Sara La porta I wouldn't even say that Ralph takes care of Piggy. Ralph turns to Piggy as he is deceived by Jack's irresponsibility and only after that shows to res …more I wouldn't even say that Ralph takes care of Piggy.
Ralph turns to Piggy as he is deceived by Jack's irresponsibility and only after that shows to respect him. Jack and Piggy simply have incompatible personalities and wouldn't get along in any case. Piggy is the one who really thinks between him and Ralph and the one who keeps Ralph going when he is discouraged and thinks of giving up his leadership. That's why I think that it would rather be easier for Ralph to become a savage without Piggy. It says "educational edition" what exactly does this mean?
TobeyPoon it contains a essay by the author and some notes and introduction by others, which helps reader to think about and understand the story. Load 5 more questions. Unanswered Questions Where to download pdf or audible books? Can someone help me? This is my first time using goodreads and I don't know how to read the book on here. Are kids inherently evil?
Or is it just the author projecting his own shady character and messing up our view of humanity? I am aware that this books major themes are the clash of man and beast, the postmodern conundrum etc Why is this not aknowleged more in the literatue surroundign the book?
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