Hey, guess what guys…I finally read Lord Of The Flies. I know, I think I was suppose to do this back in high school. I wasn’t aware of this, so it didn’t happen.
For my birthday, I received the book. I finished reading it the other night and then decided to watch the movie. That’s how it usually works. Of course, the movie is never as good as the book.
So, here’s my review. Both the movie and the book were just okay. I think the author (William Golding) really had an opportunity to create something much deeper, but perhaps he would have lost his younger audience. Also, there are similarities between The Lord Of The Flies and the show Lost, so I might have expected more.
The book touched on some topics more than the movie did. Also, the movie added a few things that never happened in the book. I’m not sure why, because they weren’t relevant to what was going on.
There were some important events that occurred in the book that just didn’t happen in the movie. I would say the two most important events were the defining of the Lord Of The Flies and how the little mini-civilization degraded so fast. The movie skimmed over the scenes of anything having to do with the pig’s head and how Jack’s group found Ralph and how/why they started to burn the island down. It was disappointing because those were major events.
Overall, I think both the book and the movie left me asking why didn’t this happen and why didn’t that happen, instead of really wondering why something did happen.