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Dull, inconsequential

Lord of the Flies - William Golding

Tale about leadership, human nature, basic instinct and survival. A group of children found themselves in a far off island, after an unclear plane accident, they begin to assess their situation and set elementary rules. Two antagonists emerge, Frank who thinks that hunting is key to survival and Ralph whose main concern is to keep a fire alight in the hope to get spotted by a ship. The author privileged the action and the island landscape descriptions and did not dig enough in the elements of human existence he seemed to be interested to debate. The brisk ending does not close the book with anything meaningful