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Daily book review - Day 6 of 26

We’re closing in on the end of the first week of my daily review streak (covering my 2018 reading list in reverse order) — it’s day six already! 173 more words


Review: Lord of The Flies

Lord of The Flies by William Golding

Goodreads: A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued.

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Book Reviews

Three grades of thinking

According to William Golding (in “Thinking as a Hobby”):

  • Grade-three thinking: “full of unconscious prejudice, ignorance, and hypocrisy”, “it is feeling, rather than thought”, “a mental process which for nine-tenths of the population is the nearest they will ever get to thought”
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Alan Jacobs

“What's in a book is not what an author thought he put into it, it's what the reader gets out of it.”

“What’s in a book is not what an author thought he put into it, it’s what the reader gets out of it.”

― William Golding, book quote from Lord of the Flies


Review: Lord of the Flies - a modern classic that stands the test of time

It’s useful sometimes to re-visit books from one’s past.

Sometimes a second read will confirm prejudices.

On the other hand, it might inspire a change of heart. 324 more words


April TBR

Spring cleaning? Nah, I’ll be spring reading. Hahaha…
As a birthday gift to myself, I bought 12 Agatha Christie books from Half Price Books to add to my collection. 409 more words


"Lord of the Flies" by William Golding

Picture this. Two young girls in grandparents’ attic. Grandma happily cooking the day away in the kitchen below, while snore resonate through the floor from grandpa sleeping on the sofa. 1,257 more words