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K.D.’s review of Lord of the Flies
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Feb 12, 2010 01:48AM
Parang "Lost'? I have william golding's Rites of Passage.
why is it that when we read these classics we find similarities with present modern literature? When I was reading Hesse's The Glass Bead Game, Harry Potter was on my mind. The book I'm currently reading [but around 25% pa lang ako:], looks eerily similar to Twilight [but without the vampirism--at least none yet. I don't know really kung may vampire ito coz the book has lost its jacket, so completely without blurbs. Pero yung atmosphere and characters is Twilight na Twilight although very well written prose-wise:].
Feb 12, 2010 01:51AM
Yes, parang Lost but all characters are children age 6-12. Too tragic.
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May 18, 2010 08:10PM
Kuya Doni, I'm still in the middle of reading the book. As for me my speculation why they land on the island is that the school-boys are to be shipped because of an impending atomic/nuclear war in another country which I think is Australia which is a colony of the British Isles. The book was published during the Cold War kaya hindi malayong mangyari ito. Noong panahon kasi ng WWII nauso sa mga pamilya na dalhin sa Home Counties ang mga anak nila dahil fierce ang battle noon sa London dahil natakot sila sa intense bombing ng mga Nazis (If you would recall the opening scene in the Narnia Movie The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrboe). But still there's still room for more speculation.
And you're right when you said that this is a powerful lesson of leadership. In the 4th and 5th chapter of the novel I was a bit reminded of
regarding power politics and its dynamics, but they're still children kaya wala pa silang subtleties para maintindihan yun....
A good, good review Kuya Doni!!! Buti na lang walang spoiler di ko pa tapos ehh... Lolz! ^_^
May 19, 2010 01:38AM
jzhunagev wrote: "Kuya Doni, I'm still in the middle of reading the book. As for me my speculation why they land on the island is that the school-boys are to be shipped because of an impending atomic/nuclear war in ..."
Oo naman. When I write a review, I always just put somethings that will remind me about the book someday. Minsan lang carried away pero di ko kinukuwento buong istorya. Kakahiya. If you like my review, i-click mo ang Yes para naman tumaas ang rating ko sa Best Reviewer. Ha ha ha. Di na nahiya. Har har har
May 19, 2010 01:40AM
Oo naman... Kaw pa Kuya Doni! ^_^
Apr 10, 2012 07:52PM
I super agree with you KD many lessons to learned re: leadership, maturity, and decision making esp. in times of trouble or accidents
Oct 26, 2012 03:49PM
Thank you, Po.
❀Aimee❀ Just one more page...
Nov 30, 2015 06:13PM
I always liked the irony it was a war ship that "saved" the boys from themselves.
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