Dave asked:

This classic is celebrating its 60th anniversary since publication. Any one else planning on re-reading it or reading it for the first time? There is enduring interest in the themes of this book and traces of it can be seen in such recent works as "The Hunger Games". I think I'll be reading it again.

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Kim I just read this book for the first time. I am 54 years old and never had to read it in high school or college. I really enjoyed it much more than a lot of the books I DID have to read in school. I can now check this great classic off my reading bucket list.
Wesley Ostrander No. Yuck. It was gross when I was forced to read it back in the day. It's still gross. Why is academia so obsessed with this?
Michael I first read this book a long time ago (~50 years) because it was required. I didn't like it. When I saw a copy on a bargain table about 10 years ago I decided to try it again without a list of teacher's questions and an essay due. It was a slow read, maybe I was actually thinking, but I found it both more interesting and more disturbing.
Lei Just read it , a stunning book, sad fable pass a strong symbolic message.
Oksana I just found out that my kids' teachers decided to read The Hunger Games instead of The Lord of The Flies. So all of us decided to reread the book.
Ahouse4biswas Plan on rereading it.
Chip I just reread it, and still found it enjoyable, the descent into savagery.
Mohammed Khalifa Just read it, best read for this year on my part.
Gareth Mitchell Just read it for the first time and thought I was reading about the US election!
Jeffrey Gao Enduring interest? No way! It’s just a waste of time and paper!
廖 峰 I haven't read it yet. I am a university students and this is our reading assignment. I have seen the movie adapted from the book. I feel sad and angsty for what these boys had done.
I called my aunt telling her how angry I am. And she told me a set of stories. she said that there is unfairness but we should confront it like the colonel.
Sarah Phoenix I just re-read it and since I had read it in the 60s my evaluation then compared to now is much different. Definitely a novel with a strong message about the breakdown of society on many levels.
Thomas John This is the first time I read it.
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