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Lord of the Flies

by (Faber & Faber)

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This dystopian classic is 'exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong?

ONE OF THE BBC'S '100 NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD'

'One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.' Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games

What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages? What's grown-ups going to think? Going off-hunting pigs-letting fires out-and now!

A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they explore the dazzling beaches, gorging fruit, seeking shelter, and ripping off their uniforms to swim in the lagoon. At night, in the darkness of the jungle, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, they must forge their own; but it isn't long before their innocent games devolve into a murderous hunt...
'Thrills me with all the power a fiction can have... Exemplary.' Ian McEwan

'An existential fable backlit with death's incandescent glare.' Ben Okri

'Violently real... An apocalyptic novelist [who writes with] humanist rage and defiance.' Marlon James

'Beautiful and desperate, something quite out of the ordinary.' Stevie Smith

'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' E. M. Forster

'A fragment of nightmare.'New Statesman

'A post-apocalyptic, dystopian survivor-fantasy... [A novel] for all time... A cult classic.' Guardian

'Stands out mightily in my memory... Such a strong statement about the human heart.' Patricia Cornwell

'Terrifying and haunting.' Kingsley Amis

What readers are saying:

'Every real human being should read this... This is what we are.'

'It's brilliant, it's captivating, it's thought provoking and brutal and for some, its truly terrifying.'

'It can be read and re-read many times, and every time something new will appear.'

'There is a reason why this is studied at school... Excellent read.'

'This is one of the few books I've read that I keep on my Kindle to read again.'

'I revisit this every few years and it's always fresh and impressive... One of the best books I've ever read.'

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  • Print Length: 188 Pages
  • File Size: 1,806 KB

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