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Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Jul 22, 09

bookshelves: 1001, adventure, dystopia, young-adult
Read in July, 2009

My parish pastor keeps mentioning this book in his homilies, so I'm feeling like I'm missing out. It's also part of "1001 books you must read before you die".


Good book. I kind of ponder what will happen to these boys when they return to civilization, particularly Jack. I'd like to think he learned something from this experience. I expect if rescue didn't come in time, there'd be more deaths, even after Ralph... I sort of knew what to expect from what my parish pastor was saying, so I could see a lot of foreshadowing at the beginning of the book.

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booklady It's not a very happy book, but it teaches a lot about sin, forgiveness and human social dynamics run amok.

booklady I wondered the same thing ... what would happen after they came back ... how they could not be cynical and sad, suffer lifelong depression, etc. It's either that or they'd have to develop a deep, deep prayer life! No in between for those boys--kind of like anyone returning from a war.

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