Tuesday, April 12, Book review: On only his second combat flight, Meyerowitz's bomber was shot down over France on New Year's Day That could easily have been the end -- Meyerowitz could have perished with the plane, been shot by Germans on the ground, or captured and imprisoned for the rest of the war.
Share via Email "Which is better — to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill? Being a reader who loves to dig into books Book review airman adventure and mystery genres, upon picking up this book I thought it would be a normal adventure book; the blurb certainly seemed to suggest this.
A predictable setting for a story: It's the perfect recipe for an adventure book like any other. Allow me to briefly explain the tantalising plot.
Set in an unspecified war period, a plane crashes, leaving a group of schoolboys stranded on a desert.
Shocking, but not that unbearable.
After all, the young boys' dreams have come true: The unlikely protagonists are the fair haired Ralph and his side-kick, appropriately named Piggy. Without any adults, the boys realise that a leader must be elected in order to make sure that everyone has fun and doesn't act unkindly except to Piggy of course, teasing Piggy is perfectly okay.
Ralph ends up being elected due to his leadership skills and popularity with the rest of the boys. Ralph befriends a choirboy called Jack, who turns out to be the antagonist in this story.
Both boys grow Book review airman loathe each other as the days pass, with Jack getting hungrier for power. Soon, what was initially thought of as a blissful escape from the Adult World quickly develops into something more sinister and unsettling. Now when I talk about protagonists and antagonists, it's really hard to truly define who they are, for you see, Lord of the Flies isn't just a book about boys becoming independent.
It holds a deeper, more subtle meaning to it, making the reader question what it really means to be immoral and the true meaning of evil.
All the time, the reader is questioning Ralph, Piggy, Jack and the other schoolboys' decisions and actions, until it comes to a point when the reader is unable to take in what has happened.
Innocence is lost and life for the boys will never be the same again. Although the book spans a few months, fortunately it does not feel rushed. Every chapter leaves you hungry for more. I think the thing that makes Lord of the Flies so successful is the way William Golding manages to drop subtle hints in the story, straight from the beginning, and they become more apparent as the book progresses, and actions turn from worse, to what could only be described as barbaric and bloody.
I also appreciate how the development of Ralph is made evident to the reader. Ralph is portrayed as having blonde hair and blue eyes, the perfect recipe for innocence.
He is arrogant and care free and the prospect of having a whole island to himself is certainly appealing. However, as time passes by, and things go out of hand, Ralph matures and realises life is not all about how many friends you have and how popular you are, nor is it - sigh - about having fun.
On the outside Lord of the Flies may appear to be simply a story about boys trying to live on a deserted island, but reading between the lines will allow the reader to understand and appreciate the dark hints that make this story truly exciting and magnificent in every respect.
I would recommend this book to teenagers, both boys and girls, who want to try something Teenagers who like adventure and mystery should certainly try this classic. In other words, if you're the one for romance and happy endings, look elsewhere.May 13, · I never thought Eoin Colfer would be able to match the greatness of the Artemis Fowl series.I’d read one or two of his simpler books before Artemis and didn’t think they were that special, to .
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