Monday, September 25, 2023

Welcome to 2023!  On Mondays this year, let’s discuss and have fun with books. No I’m not writing book reviews. But this website is for writers, and writers like books right? So let’s have FUN with books!

Week #39 – Lord of the Flies by William Golding, 1954

A British airplane crashes on an isolated island in the Pacific Ocean. The only survivors are preadolescent boys. Ralph is elected their chief and tries to establish a society, but the majority of the boys don't cooperate. Jack calls an assembly and tries to turn the others against Ralph. He initially receives no support, but eventually forms his own tribe with most of the other boys gradually joining him. The book explores establishing a society, bullying, and savagery.

Real story of shipwrecked boys, ages 13-16, with a happier ending

Lord of the Flies was made into a movie in 1963 [not rated]

And 1990 rated R

Cast Away, with Tom Hanks in 2000, is another movie about being stranded on a desert island

The best “desert island” movies

How to survive on a desert island

Have you read Lord of the Flies? Have you ever been on a desert island? Tell us in the comments!

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