Scathing Book Reviews of Lord of the Flies, by William Golding

Lord of the Flies by William Golding is one of those books that you read as a kid and think “Oh, that couldn’t happen…” And then you grow up and you’re not so sure. (Poor Piggy). Now CBS has a reality show with some Lord of the Flies overtones. Here’s a hint, when the kids start beating drums, dancing and putting on war paint, its time to make yourself scarce. These Scathing Book Reviews of Lord of the Flies anxiously await the arrival of the British Navy…

It butchered my mind as surely as the schoolboys butchered each other.


I seldomly read a book that makes me want to drink my own urine. This book seems to capture every element that I hate.


I am obsessed with Survivor, so I thought it would be fun. WRONG!!!


A relatively large group of young boys are marooned on an island. One young boy, Ralph, decides he’s the leader because has in his possession a conch shell, which most SpongeBob fans will recognize from one of the episodes.


God this was terrible… The Simpsons parody of it is also a good thing to watch. At least in a cartoon it is entertaining, with just as much commentary on society as the original.

…and this “two-fer” takedown of both the book and the movie:

And just when I thought the novel was the worst thing I ever encountered, I saw the old black and white Lord of Flies Movie. I really honestly think that a three-year old directed this…P-U.

Test tommorrow? Buy Lord of the Flies Cliff Notes!

One Response

  1. I thought the book and the movie were both good.

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