Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lord of the Flies - William Golding

Barbarism is the natural state of mankind.

Or so Robert E. Howard said in a similar statement.

This novel uses the device of stranding a bunch of kids on a desert island with no adults or civilisation to look at this type of statement in a microcosm.

After an attempt at civilised society things fall apart, with nasty results.

3.5 out of 5

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