Thursday, August 21, 2008

Book Review #322
Lord Of The Flies by William Golding
Rating: zero stars (out of four)

The first couple pages of this book were pretty exciting, they made me want to keep reading.  But after those inital pages, things took a sudden turn for the worst and it just kept going downhill from there.  I did not appreciate the violence in this book.  There seemed to be horror, killing and bloodshed around every corner.  I think the author was going for some sort of shock value that would stir you to act for the better good of human kind after reading this book.  But I just felt sick to my stomach and had a sudden aversion to pigs when I was finished.  I did not enjoy this book in the least.  I was dismayed at the ending and thought it was overall too violent and gruesome.  I would not recommend this book, and I cannot see why it is a classic.  

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