May 01, 2020
Welcome to Boz's Book Club! This month, Boz selects The Lord of the Flies by William Golding, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1983 for his novels. A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. 336 pages.
By Will Raven
First published in 1954, The Lord of the Flies remains a powerful read today. A group of boys become marooned on an island. Left with no adult supervision, they form their own society. That's when the terror begin as they struggle with the inner forces of sin and evil. This coming of age novel has left an indelible mark in literature and influenced many authors, among them Stephen King, who wrote an introduction to this edition. Lois Lowry wrote the foreword.
Lord of the Flies has been labeled a parable, an allegory, and morality tale all wrapped in this finely crafted coming of age novel.
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