At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilisation they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued.
Actually terrifying! I think I had forgotten just how disturbing this story is.
Of course Lord of the Flies needs no introduction. It is a classic parable of society and morality. A story about the end of innocence, the dark side to human nature and ultimate return to savagery.
“We did everything adults would do. What went wrong?”
I can see why it remains on many lists of modern classics. And I think it is worth the re-read if you haven’t read it since high school. As an adult, you may find you have a different take on the story.
Perhaps if there had just been a few girls on the island..
“Maybe there is a beast… maybe it’s only us.”
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️