Lord of the Flies

When "Lord of the Flies" appeared in 1954 it received unprecedented reviews for a first novel. Critics used such phrases as "beautifully writeen, tragic and provocative... vivid and enthralling... this beautiful and desperate book... completely convincing and often very frightening... its progress is magnificient... like a fragment of nig...show more


224 pages

Average rating: 7.05




Community Reviews

Mar 20, 2024
7/10 stars
“Lord of the Flies” by William Golding was published in 1954, and is very much a product of its time. I was 15 when I first read this book and remember feeling thrilled with the newfound “freedom” of its characters suddenly stuck on a beautifully chaotic island. Rereading it today, more than 15 years later, in the midst of global saber-rattling, Golding’s fable takes on a more complicated meaning for me. The thrill is gone; I am left feeling jol...read more
Feb 28, 2024
8/10 stars
Unlike many in my age group, I never read this in high school as assigned reading material. It’s been on my list for a long time being that I love a good dystopian. One quick note about the audio version - with all due respect to William Golding, I could NOT listen to him narrate so I chose to physically read this classic. Now, the book. I really enjoyed the story but this was a difficult read. I was not a fan of the writing style and I got l...read more
Feb 19, 2024
5/10 stars
only the ending was cool
Feb 16, 2024
10/10 stars
Excellent book showing a perspective on human behavior and consequences from running unencumbered by moral guidelines.
Dec 28, 2023
10/10 stars
Read this book as a requirement in high school and loved it!!!

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