June 2012 Guest Editor Joanne Harris on Lord of the Flies...
I first read this when I was ten. It terrified and fascinated me. It still does.
The Lovereading view...
William Golding’s iconic and enduring novel is interesting in many ways. Firstly it was a debut book and secondly it was rejected by numerous publishers and editors before it was picked up off the ‘slush-pile’ by a young editor at Faber and Faber.
More than 50 years later the schoolboys to savages story is still a relevant, disturbing and shocking comment on the human condition.