- Octopus Publishing Group
- Publication Date:
- 02 February 2006
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This is fiction the way it should be - original, exiciting, well written. All you can ask for in a novel. The Vietnam bits left me a bit cold but I put that down to my own ignorance. This was a great read, I've seen the first part of the film and it didn't even come close.
maybe my favorite novel of all times. do not see the movie. read the book.
I've got a soft spot for this book, because with every read I notice more details, more comes together, and I enjoy it at a deeper level than the last time. I know people who'll say it's a rip-off of Lord of the Flies, but don't believe it. This is an adult novel filled with generational themes, pop culture, and character. It is both fuller and more worthwhile than Lord of the Flies, and students react well to it, I've learned after teaching it four times in contemporary literature. The references to Vietnam and the underlying idea of that particular war also add a dimension to the novel that can't really be described, but is incredibly appropriate. There's a great deal here to think and talk about.
One of my all-time favorite books. Young man is given secret information to a self-sufficient society living in seclusion on an island. Things are not as idyllic as they same when he goes to live there.
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