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The Lord of the Flies
William Golding

Action, adventure and romance

Controversial book by Nobel Prize winning author about a group of  boys stranded on an uninhabited island – blurb to follow.


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13 comments on “The Lord of the Flies

  1. fives says:

    Lord of the flies is a tale about a group of boys who get stranded on the island with a horrible beast little do they no that the real monster is there human instinct.

  2. fmckenzieoneill says:

    great book

  3. mpatten says:

    This is a book about a group of boys who have been stranded on an island and have to find a way to survive. They select a leader and start a fire that the boys have to keep going in case a ship comes to take them home. But thing keep going wrong and the book starts getting gruesome. This book has a very intEresting plot especially since it was written by someone who was once a teacher!

  4. mrobinprevallee says:

    This is quite a tricky book to read . This is an incredible,dangerous,fantastic and exciting book I love this book myself and I think who ever wants to read this book will love it. Its about a bunch of school boys crash land near an island in the middle of the sea. They reach the island and they need to try and survive by themselves and this is where it gets dangerous

  5. kclarke says:

    This is a rather heavy duty read. It is a wonderful though rather sad book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book is about a group of public school boys who get stranded on an uninhabited desert island in the middle of the ocean and how they adapt to survive. In the book, there are struggles for power and slowly, they separate into two tribes. One hunts and plays around, while the other group attempts to build shelter and get back the glasses so they can make fire. Sadly, there are two casualties so this book is not suitable for younger readers. The deaths are also rather gruesome but this doesn’t affect the book’s stunning plot. It’s a timeless classic of English literature.

    1. Ms Fee says:

      Great review Katla!I hope other Year 5 and 6 children have a go at this book too.

  6. Mr Milne says:

    A brilliant, memorable, disturbing book that examines human behaviour and capacity for evil. In his early life, the author, William Golding, took an optimistic view of human nature – but this was changed by the Second World War It was not only the bombing and shooting that he experienced directly, but also the Nazi holocaust and other terrible and systematic killing that took place in the war. He observed that these were atrocities committed with cold professional skill by well-educated and cultured people – doctors, lawyers and those with a long tradition of high civilization behind them – and they carried out their crimes against their own equals. Lots of people have tried to explain how human beings could behave in such terrible and evil ways. Golding’s explanation was that evil springs from the hearts of men (the “darkness in the hearts of men,” Ralph calls it) and not from any particular political system. “I began to see what people were capable of doing,” he wrote. “Anyone who moved through those years without understanding that man produces evil as a bee produces honey, must have been blind or wrong in the head.” It is this idea that underlies The Lord of the Flies, which, to add to the general discomfort and sense of horror, is set at the time of an unspecified nuclear war (although referred to only in passing). I don’t agree with Golding’s fatalistic outlook. If you look around the world, it is clear that humans have the capacity for kindness and cooperation as well as for evil and fighting – and that most of the time people are kind not cruel. It is when war breaks out that moral barriers break down and humans do terrible things. But war is not biologically programmed – in our “hearts”, as Golding would have it. No other animal species fights wars. It is the result of human societies and cultures – some which have fought many wars, some which have not fought wars for centuries – and it is something we can work at ending.

  7. mrothwellstopps says:

    The Lord of the flies is about a bunch of boys are left on a island with nothing to do
    What would you do?

  8. psolis says:

    Lord of the Flies is a great book. It was full of adventure. I started reading it in year 5 and I think kids should read it more because it filled my mind with imagination. I would put this book in my bookshelf.

  9. gwilsonlitt says:

    Lord of the flies is an all right book. It is quite sad in places, but overall a good read.

  10. mattellis says:

    A really brilliant book, but quite deep and at times scary.
    Mr. Ellis

  11. faboulian says:

    It’s a book about a bunch of boys from different schools who get stranded on an island in the middle of nowhere. They have to work together to survive but something goes very wrong… It’s a brilliant book and is packed with adventure and action.

  12. hwilsonlitt says:

    I like this book because it has drama ,death and gory things. It is about some boys who get stranded on a island and then their life on the island is driven into mayhem and people die.