For Christmas last year, my family gave me the Books-A-Million Book Lover’s Calendar. I’ve enjoyed seeing what books the calendar profiles and how they describe the books. Then I saw the description for Lord of the Flies.
William Golding won the Nobel Prize for his classic tale of a group of English schoolboys’ attempts to govern themselves while they are marooned on an island. The book brilliantly reveals the boys’ struggle between civilization and barbarism, highlighting the fragility of their social network. All this in the form of a rollicking good adventure tale.”
I say, Piggy, we’re having a jolly fun time, eh? Let us sharpen these stakes on both ends, what?