Apparently, I am the ONLY PERSON ON EARTH who did not have William Golding's Lord of The Flies on my required reading list in high school. I think I got the book from a yard sale many years ago and it has been sitting on my shelf collecting dust until last week. I finally picked it up and read it. Now I understand why it is considered required reading in many schools.
The book is well-written and the symbolism it contains is very powerful. It really does make you wonder what would happen to society if all organized government, rules, and absolutes were removed. Would anyone eventually resort to the kind of savage behavior that occurred amongst the group of boys in this book?
I wonder why there were no female characters?
Oh well, another book finished. Time to start The DaVinci Code.