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Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Oct 01, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: award-winner, book-on-cd, books-i-read-to-learn-stuff, classics, everyone-should-read-this-book, reading-for-my-job
Recommended for: NOT middle schoolers
Read from October 01 to 13, 2011

Rating Clarification: I liked it, and It Was Amazing pretty much describe it.

Amazing because: this is a work of fiction, an allegory, it is social commentary of the human condition and human nature. And it is spot-on genius.

I still only 'liked it' because it was rather long. Too long, if you ask me. Lots of description of leaves and forest and undergrowth. I'll admit that maybe I'm just not wise enough to get all the metaphor out of pages of description about the forest.


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1.0% "just started on CD ... read by Golding himself, which is a treat."
15.0% "Social commentary mixed with lots of description ..."
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