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Kathy’s review of Lord of the Flies
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Jan 11, 2012 07:50AM
Totally understand your POV. I remember really liking it in school, but as a mom it would horrify me! Unfortunately, it is a timeless story, and some of the elements exist in our children's lives:(
Jan 11, 2012 08:09AM
Oh, no doubt there. Definitely not a book that I would ever regret reading. Enjoyment or not, I'm glad I've read it...and reading it w/ my boys is obvioulsy a plus. :)
Jan 11, 2012 10:07AM
You're really not enjoying Lord of The Flies all that much?
Jan 11, 2012 10:24AM
Not at all. This is my second read. I read it w/ my older son about 5 years ago and didn't like it then either. I'm so sure, I would've felt differently if I had read it at their age for the first time.
Jan 11, 2012 10:25AM
Sorry, Dustin. :(
Jan 12, 2012 05:02AM
I think boys tend to like this book better than girls. It speaks to something savage in us. I've read it twice, too. Once as a young teen & I could so easily put myself into it. The second time as a father of 3 & I too wanted to spank the lot of them. I liked it both times, though.
Jan 12, 2012 07:29AM
I totally see what you're saying, Jim. My older son, Sean absolutely loved this book and Catcher In The Rye (different subject) and I just wanted to rip the hair out of my head. I can easily see myself identifying and enjoying so much more out of this, if I had read this at his age. I wish I had. By making this promise to my boys, to read whatever they read for school w/ them, I'm finally reading books, I wish I had read ages ago...and I'm grateful. But It'll never be the same, I really wish I had read them at the opportune time. :(
Jan 12, 2012 11:11AM
Oh, no need to apologize, Kathy.:) Opinions are highly subjective. Just because I read the book in my early 20's and enjoyed it immensely doesn't mean you, or anyone else, is going to feel the same way.
Jan 12, 2012 11:12AM
I'm glad you're finally reading it, though!
Feb 23, 2012 01:02PM
I liked LOTF but I have tried and failed many times to read Faulkner. I know he's supposed to be a genius, but his writing is just not for me. To each his/her own, right? :)
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