This edition includes a new Suggestions for Further Reading by Jennifer Buehler.
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 civilization 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.
Publisher: Perigee Books
Age Range: NA - NA years
Grade Level: NA - NA
Paperback: 208 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 18.80 x 10.67 x 1.52 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.12 Kg
The beauty of the novel (the reading of the writing, that is, rather than the watching of movies) lies in the poetic descriptions that we are offered. Some reviewers talk about the "realistic" flavor that Golding brings to the story. Far from being "realistic" I see these scenes as having a dream-like and timelessness about them.
When Simon lies in a trance in his hiding place near the clearing, watching the butterflies above the tall grass, there is a sense that time has stopped. Human time has little significance on the island. Watching butterflies may be "realistic"; but the full value of the scene comes through the words which form the... See More