“Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.”
Lord of the Flies is a 1954 novel by Nobel Prize–winning British author William Golding. The book focuses on a group of British boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves.
This brilliant work is a frightening parody
“What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?”
The novel has been generally well received. It was named in the Modern Library 100 Best Novels, reaching number 41 on the editor’s list, and 25 on the reader’s list. In 2003 it was listed at number 70 on the BBC’s The Big Read poll, and in 2005 Time magazine named it as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005.
Lord of the Flies is one of those books I will always love.
The book is disturbing, generally we don’t expect such behavior from kids. but the author has precisely depicted human nature.
“Kill the pig. Cut her throat. Spill her blood.”
The 2016 New York Times Book Review of Lord of the Flies, 6 Decades Later. (Link to article below)