2 disco balls
First published: September 17, 1954 by Faber & Faber
Category: Classics, Fiction, Young Adult
Lord of the Flies was Book 6 on my September Reading Challenge High School Reading Redo list. All I know is that after this one I am reading a book for leisure before I pick up another book from my “homework” reading list. I need a classics break!
The following 28 second video will tell you all you need to know about Lord of the Flies. Thank you, Running Out of Pages for reminding me of this scene, it perfectly summed up my reading experience.
I did not have the stomach for this book. I should have remembered from high school but I must have wiped the memories of reading this one from my mind (and for good reason!). Today I ask myself, did we really need to read this in high school? How messed up! (I really wanted to curse here, but trying to keep it PG)
First, lay off Piggy will you. Second, I hate Jack and Roger. My blood boiled most of this book. And, these boys did not turn into savages, they were savages from the start. Which I guess was the message it was trying to send. Some are savages and some aren’t, you don’t become one: you are one.
I also wasn’t a fan of the writing. It was too descriptive for its own good sometimes, but I couldn’t conjure up an image of these descriptions in my head. And lets talk dialogue, half the time I had no clue who was talking and it would jump from one thing to the next. I couldn’t easily decipher if they were friends or enemies, mad or sad: one minute they were, the next sentence they weren’t. Again, I wouldn’t want to be friends with Jack or Roger any how so who cares.
Am I being my overly dramatic self here or did you feel the same way? Did you have to read this in school, or did you watch the movie? Do tell!