Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies - William Golding 3.5 stars

One of my favorite narrative themes is the true nature of society and its corruption and breakdown when facing trauma and change. Lord of the Flies played a big part in inspiring and popularizing this theme in fiction.

It's classic plot is one of my favorites but I found the writing to be a bit tedious and awkward. In the hands of a more engaging, imaginative writer, this book could've been a favorite!