Grade 10 Up?A solid tool for the study of William Golding's classic novel. Sixteen critical selections from both journals and books are arranged in chronological order by date of publication from 1961 to 1993. The examined topics, length and completeness of entries, and depth of analysis present a wide range of material. Articles selected by Bloom have not previously appeared in works easily accessible to most readers. There is little duplication with "Contemporary Literary Criticism" (Gale) or with "British Writers" (Scribners); both cover less ground. Clarice Swisher's Readings on Lord of the Flies (Greenhaven, 1997) includes two of the same critics, but Bloom's book has complete articles rather than excerpts. While some readers may struggle with these selections, the book is an excellent resource.?Gail Richmond, San Diego Unified Schools, CA
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Great, classic dystopia read. I'm not one to get all into the symbolism of books and behind the time period and such. I just enjoy stories for what they are. Read morePublished on October 14, 2010 by M. Palasik
Lord of the Flies is one of the many examples of an inside look at the darkest corner of the human labyrinth. Read morePublished on October 8, 2010 by Batboy189
the author does a great job at depicting our animal instincts kicking in when is a matter of life and death......I love the fact that the characters are kids...... Read morePublished on July 13, 2010 by Cece
A very interesting story of how everyone can lose their minds, turning some turn into savages and others into animals. Good suspense. Great addition to the utopia/dystopia genre.Published on July 12, 2010 by Bunny Bear
The Lord of the Flies was bittersweet for me. Here's some reasons why.
I loved what Golding was doing here. Read more
In one episode of Two and a Half Men, Jake has to read the book Lord of the Flies for school. That's the whole reason I read the book. Read morePublished on May 17, 2010 by speed_on_wheelz
I read this book in school years ago. Although it's an okay read, I think the author's message is off-base. I was taught that the boys' nature represents original sin. Read morePublished on March 17, 2010 by jehren
The captivating novel, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, is one that will capture the reader instantly and ensnare them in a world of terror in its rawest form: pure... Read morePublished on February 18, 2010 by S. Hermes
The book was awesome. I love a good book that is entertaining and has alot of philosophical use. I want to see another movie made exactly like Golding wrote it.Published on February 8, 2010 by Justin Held