Lord of the Flies (Bookray)

by William Golding | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0399501487 Global Overview for this book
Registered by JennyC1230 of Woodstock, Georgia USA on 11/2/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Friday, November 02, 2007
If you have found this book, welcome to Bookcrossing and thank you for taking the time to let us know about its journey. Feel free to enjoy the book and pass it along to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, or simply leave it somewhere for another lucky reader to enjoy as you did! If this book isn’t your type of read it’s no problem, don't feel obliged to read it, just be kind enough to help it on its journey.

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William Golding's classic tale about a group of English schoolboys who are plane-wrecked on a deserted island is just as chilling and relevant today as when it was first published in 1954. At first, the stranded boys cooperate, attempting to gather food, make shelters, and maintain signal fires. Overseeing their efforts are Ralph, "the boy with fair hair," and Piggy, Ralph's chubby, wisdom-dispensing sidekick whose thick spectacles come in handy for lighting fires. Although Ralph tries to impose order and delegate responsibility, there are many in their number who would rather swim, play, or hunt the island's wild pig population. Soon Ralph's rules are being ignored or challenged outright. His fiercest antagonist is Jack, the redheaded leader of the pig hunters, who manages to lure away many of the boys to join his band of painted savages. The situation deteriorates as the trappings of civilization continue to fall away, until Ralph discovers that instead of being hunters, he and Piggy have become the hunted: "He forgot his words, his hunger and thirst, and became fear; hopeless fear on flying feet." Golding's gripping novel explores the boundary between human reason and animal instinct, all on the brutal playing field of adolescent competition.


Journal Entry 2 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Friday, November 02, 2007

Sending to pyrospiglet for a Surprise RABCK! :-)

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Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by pyrospiglet from North Little Rock, Arkansas USA on Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Thanks so much! A surprise indeed!

Journal Entry 4 by pyrospiglet at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases on Monday, July 28, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (7/28/2008 UTC) at by mail, A Bookray -- Controlled Releases

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This is off as a bookray!

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Journal Entry 5 by Supertalya on Sunday, August 10, 2008
Just got it in the mail. I am looking forward to the read.

Update: I just finished this one. I can't believe I hadn't read this novel before. What an excellent allegory to human nature and forced civilization. I see why it is on so many required reading lists and why it was included in the 1001 books list. Thanks for sharing. I am just waiting on the next reader's address.

Journal Entry 6 by Supertalya at bookcrosser, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, August 16, 2008

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Posting it to Dittel. Enjoy! :-)

Journal Entry 7 by DitteL from Næstved, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Received this today. Hopefully, I should be able to start reading it within next week, I just have to finish my current read.

Thank you pyrospiglet for sharing. And thank yoy Supertalya for sending it and for the beautiful postcard.

Journal Entry 8 by DitteL from Næstved, Storstrøms Amt Denmark on Friday, September 12, 2008
This book reminded me of George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' in its description of the society that the boys in this book create. The book really got me thinking about how important social and moral norms and rules are as without them our modern society would collapse.

All in all a really good book. Thanks for sharing.

I've contacted ninkasi who is next on the list and I'll mail the book to her tomorrow.

Journal Entry 9 by DitteL at Frederiksberg, København Amt Denmark on Friday, September 12, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (9/12/2008 UTC) at Frederiksberg, København Amt Denmark

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Mailed to bookcrosser in the US.

Save journey little book - I wish I could go and explore the world with you.

Journal Entry 10 by ninkasi from Nashville, Tennessee USA on Monday, September 22, 2008
I received the book in the weekend mail (I was out of town for a few days). Thanks pyrospiglet for offering it as a bookray! Thanks Dittel for sending it to me! I have one other to finish today and then will begin reading this one.

Journal Entry 11 by ninkasi from Nashville, Tennessee USA on Thursday, October 02, 2008
This was a great read! I remember having read it in high school, but I had more appreciation for it this time around! Thanks for offering it as a bookray!

Journal Entry 12 by ninkasi at Nashville Post Office-Hillsboro Branch in Nashville, Tennessee USA on Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (10/21/2008 UTC) at Nashville Post Office-Hillsboro Branch in Nashville, Tennessee USA

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