Saturday, July 28, 2012
Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies... Well I was not impressed by this book. I really was hoping to read a classic and love it, but I understand that that doesn't always happen. I did like the premise of divulging the concepts behind the human condition, but the execution was not my favorite. I do like that Golding uses children to communicate his big ideas, but what really didn't work for me was the flow of the words themselves. I just wasn't impressed, and because I was expecting a worth while ride I am highly disappointed. His wording was sometimes too much and at other times not enough to become confusing. I have seen this before in books that are meant to ensnare the reader and produce empathy; however, in this example it just becomes exhausting and boring, for me. This just wasn't my cup of tea.