Our Movie Reviews Lord of the Flies
Author: William Gerald Golding
Average Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Last Reviewed On: May 15, 2005 (by Scott)

Scott's Review:
4 out of 5 stars on May 15, 2005

Lord of the Files is a story about a group of boys who are stranded on an island and the trials the go through setting up a civilization.

In reality though, the boys are really a thinly veiled metaphor for civilization itself. Golding uses the story as a mechanism to explore the edge between humanity and animal instinct. It's an engrossing story that keeps you reading, and through out the story you feel attached the boys.

Unlike many books of the general genre of human introspection, this one really works well. The story is interesting enough to keep you reading it, and after each chapter, you sit back and realize how much deeper meaning there is. It's also held up remarkably well through the years.

-- Scott and Michelle