William Golding


I'd like to make contacts with those who is interested in the research of Golding's works. My e-mail is buh@gala.net and I'm from Ukraine.

>>By Serhiy Kustovsky   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 19:37)

i just thought of carrying our my research on william golding'major novels.planning to make a study of the language he uses.............when started,i'll let you know what i 've arrived at...my wishes

>>By khaled   (Thursday, 20 Mar 2003 16:54)

He is a superb author.

>>By Hatib   (Sunday, 27 Apr 2003 05:59)

Any one having notes of William Goldings Lord of the flies please contact me.This is my e mail address cooldevil_7@hotmail.com.

Thank You

>>By Hatib   (Sunday, 27 Apr 2003 06:03)

William Golding is a genius! I am currently reading The Inheritors and if anyone knows of a good website where I can find detailed chapter summaries and analysis please email me at NAWally@hotmail.com

>>By Prue   (Monday, 21 Jul 2003 04:23)

After reading "The Lord of the Flies" I had particular expectations towards the next title of Golding "The Spire". What can I say after reading the novel? Well, it's very difficult and sometimes even boring experience to get through it. But perhaps maybe that is what a real art consists in? All in all, readin of "the Spire", for me, was almost like building a spire in reality.

>>By woland22   (Sunday, 16 Nov 2003 19:05)

The celebrated art of Golding is at its height in the Spire, but there is little less brutal and candid in its dark sweep of glooming grandeur than "The Lord of the Flies". From the wonderful imagery of the lush tropical eden to the desintegration into a hellish gulag of Jack's tyrannical kingdom, the reader is pulled into the heart of evil that lies within the capacity of each of us if we do not guard against a pressure to conform to our basest most instinctually depraved nature. I teach the novel regularly and my students invariably gain fresh insights into human character through our studies.

>>By cerebrator   (Monday, 16 Feb 2004 09:51)

What is The Spire about anyway? I really struggled with it during my A level English lit - people told me you have to read it about 6 times at least before you get it but I could not bring myself to read it more than once because I didn't really care about any of the characters and found it all rather strange.........

>>By litgirl   (Tuesday, 27 Jul 2004 22:05)

If anyone has any chapter summaries to help me teach A/S level The Spire Iwould really appreciate it.



>>By Jonasmallwood   (Monday, 20 Sep 2004 21:29)

I've just started studying 'The Spire' for AS-level - any essential information or other tidbits about the novel would be most appreciated.

>>By Richard Booth   (Wednesday, 13 Oct 2004 23:47)

His opus "Lord of the Flies" is a major material for literary criticism in Far Eastern University, Philippines. This recognizes his virtuosity in his genre.

>>By Obing   (Thursday, 14 Oct 2004 11:58)

I've read Lord of the Flies and The Scorpion God. They were both pretty good - Scorpion God a little strange.

LotF is one classic that really deserves that name. My faviroute author, Stephen King, claims it was a huge inspiration to him, and the name of the town Castle Rock that appears in many of his books was the name of a chapter in this book.

I'll have to check out The Spire; has a good name.

>>By Flagg   (Thursday, 14 Oct 2004 23:08)

Lord Of The Flies is awesome!

>>By nonyeb   (Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 19:45)

There's an unabridged audio book for Lord of the Flies which is read by Golding himself. He makes comments after each chapter. I highly recommend it--not only for the comments, but he's also an excellent narrator.

I didn't see it on Amazon...I'm not sure if it's out of print or not. I bought it at Books a Million several years ago.

>>By DoctorWho1012   (Saturday, 3 Feb 2007 22:58)

Lord of the Flies is pretty good, but I don't believe it to be the masterpiece everyone claims.

>>By raspberry_juice   (Tuesday, 6 Feb 2007 03:52)

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