Lord of the Flies by William Golding

Lord of the Flies

William Golding

fiction classics dystopian young adult adventurous dark tense medium-paced

182 pages | first published 1954

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Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature. Though critically acclaimed, it was largely ignored upon its initial publication...
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Moods

dark 87%
adventurous 63%
tense 59%
reflective 39%
challenging 25%
sad 25%
emotional 23%
mysterious 20%
funny 3%
informative 2%
hopeful 1%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 57%
slow 21%
fast 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 49% | A mix: 36% | Plot: 12%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 13%

Loveable characters?

No: 49% | It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 75% | Yes: 12% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 5%

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3.42

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