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Lord of the Flies by William Golding
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Nov 03, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: classics, just-for-me
Read from April 06 to 10, 2011

I've been revisiting some of the "classics"--particularly those many of us read as young teenagers for high school English classes, but never as adults (for whom these books were truly intended). This time around, I found Lord of the Flies to be a phenomenal piece of literature, masterfully written, with multiple layers of symbolism and meaning. I found myself fascinated by the struggle to tether in the darkness within and I kept coming back to a well-known verse from the Book of Mormon:

"For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the Atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child . . ." (Mosiah 3:19)

I know, waxing religious in a Goodreads post. Sadly, I don't know of any 12-14 year-old that could possibly appreciate the disturbing poignancy of this book. Four and a HALF stars.

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