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Dreampanther
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Lord of the Flies

I haven't read this book in years and years, since I was in school, in fact. Now I have to teach it to my ninth-graders, and I find that I enjoy it much more now than I did then.

Not that I am implying that it is an enjoyable book! Perhaps I should have said 'appreciate it more'.

Living in SA, I find that the message is very pertinent, and that it is as applicable today as it was in the fifties when Golding published it.

Any thoughts about this book? Anything that might help me make it more accessible for my ninth-graders? I also want to get the DVD to show to my classes, but from everything I have been able to find out, the original 1963 film was much closer to the book than the 1990 remake.

Anybody seen the 1963 version? Do you agree?


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I've only seen the 1963 one, but last year (year 9) my teacher showed my class it. It was very close to the book, half a class didn't read the book so it was very helpful.

I had read the book and the film was very close. Hope that helps.


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I hated this book. We had to read it in my Freshman year in High School and I didn't like it at all.


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As a book on its own, I didn't really care for it all that much. Being made to analyze it from ten different angles and having to write papers on said angles did nothing to improve my opinion of it.

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I find Golding to be needlessly be descriptive at points and completely vague at other points. It makes for a very disorganised feeling, and the quality certainly suffers for it.


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