“Lord of the Flies” is a classic by William Golding (one that I reread for my classics challenge). I also tried out a mini version of a book club for “Lord of the Flies.” Great conversation about the book can be found on the links from this page.
Since I talked a ton about the book already, I’m just going to share some common threads and interesting points that popped up:
- This book isn’t as creepy as previously remembered, but more sad about how the children are innocent but succumb to group think
- Every action has a consequence, but many of the actions were swept away by the sea so the kids didn’t actually have to deal with the consequences
- And the biggest point that we discussed and were confused on. . . WHY are these kids on this island in the first place? Yeah, we get it, they crash landed here, but why were they on the plane with only the pilot as the adult and all boys? They don’t all know each other so they aren’t going to school together. . . However, my mom helped to solve the problem by remembering some obscure fact about how the children in England were evacuated during this time in order to protect them from being bombed.
Overall, great classic and pretty easy read! Plus, my library copy came with a fabulous Stephen King introduction which just made me extra happy!
What book have you reread recently?