Lord Of The Flies By William Golding
This was the most interesting book I have ever read. It is sort of a cross
between Alive and Hatchet. Because the book is extremely addictive and written
so superbly, it did not take long for me to get into and finish it. The
characters were probably the most interesting element in Lord of the Flies. All

British and male, the young boys in this story portray the savagery and sadistic
nature to which all but a few succumb. The other boys are the only symbol of
sanity on the island. There is also a very interesting conflict between Ralph
and Jack. In essence, this is the eternal struggle between good and evil. The
ending of the novel concludes in a gut-wrenching showdown between the two. The
only thing I disliked about this book is that sometimes Golding's writing style
was a little hard to follow. The main problem was that the boy's British accents
made it difficult to understand what they meant. This problem appeared in few
spots, however, and for the most part the book was easy to read. I think that
males would enjoy this book mainly because of the fact that all the characters
were boys. It also appeals to a person with good literary insight who can
understand Golding's symbolism. This book also made a very good movie which
portrays the story well. I did have a favorite character in this book. His name
is Simon. Simon is peculiar in that he likes to be alone and take long walks
into the jungle while most of the other boys play. He also discovers the beast
that every one on the island fears. Ultimately, he discovers the true source of
evil, the Lord of the Flies, and is later betrayed by his friends. Being an
enthusiastic and long time book reader, I think Lord of the Flies is a great
book. It is very intriguing and seems to place a terrible spell over the reader
who gets lured into this arousing adventure. I spent four days reading this book
and only put it down during meals. Lord of the Flies kept my interest with very
little slow moving dialogue and lots of vivid description. For me this book
ranks right up there with Clockwork Orange and The Last Herald Mage. All of
these books have incredible story lines with non-stop adventure. They also all
seem to address some of the controversial subjects facing our society today. The
thing I probably liked the most about Lord of the Flies was the theme of the
story. This topic was very intriguing. It dealt with the many flaws and desires
of human nature, and how devastating these factors can be to a culture with no
directions or order to follow. I enjoyed how the story showed that even the
youngest and most innocent of humans strive for power over everything and will
stop at nothing until he achieves that power. The theme shows the greed that has
been bred into all humans. There was very little I disliked about this book. The
mood was a little dark and depressing but that just added to the setting.

Probably the one thing that could have been improved upon was William Golding's
writing style. He tended to skip around sometimes and use difficult dialect and
terms that can confuse the reader, but this happened rarely. I think all serious
readers would like this book. Probably the people who could enjoy this book the
most would be the faithful followers of Science Fiction and Adventure novels who
might enjoy the stranger aspects of life. I also think readers who are
interested in human behavior would relish this book because of the way it
portrays the many sides of human nature, values, and morals. I will probably
read this book again. It was such a good novel it might possibly end up in my
personal library. Lord of the Flies was also made into a great movie that
captured the best aspects of the book. The best lesson I learned from Lord of
the Flies is that people can not let one thing control their whole life. They
can not let greed control their every action and thought so that it corrupts
them into acting on an evil purpose. Lord of the Flies was a great novel and I
know when ever I think about this book, the scene I see is one of a young boy
talking to a bloody pig's head on a stick in the