Lord Of The Flies by William Golding
Rating: 4 out of 5
A plane crashes on a deserted island. The survivors are only few school boys... That's what the plot claims. It gives a picture of a adventurous story. Yeah, of course the story is adventurous, but the narration has a lot more than that.
It is not the story of how they survived on the island and got rescued - if they are. It is the story of how kids - eldest being 12 yrs and youngest being 6 yrs - at the time of crisis. It deals with the depth of civilization and savagery. It deals with the depths of mentalities of different people. Different kinds of human beings. And their nature...
The narration is that of prolonged one. With every tiny detail in the background. Author has got a great imagination, I would say.
And the last chapter, it was a adrenaline busting one. When I was reading it - the last chapter - my heart beat literally rose. Narration at its best..
Before reading this book, I got the movie. I argued that I would watch the movie after reading the book. But when reading the book I always had an urge to watch the movie. I wanted to know what happens the end. So was the narration!!
Hugely moving and intriguing...