T. P. Cannon

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,430 - Total Helpful Votes: 100 of 117
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
A classic that has so many deeper meanings and interpretations, which in my younger days was a standard text for Secondary School reading and discussion. Based on the earlier "The Coral Island" by R. M. Ballantyne, Lord of the Flies attempts to portray how REAL boys would be likely to behave if marooned on a remote island, rather than Ballantyne's perhaps naive and rather idealised version of boyish behaviour. To be fair to Ballantyne, though, he has only three boys marooned on his Island, and IMO three may well work much better together than the crowd marooned on Golding's island. Lord of the Flies can be seen as representing a microcosm of our world and how humanity behaves in… Read more
The Coral Island by R. M. (Robert Michael) Ballantyne
The Coral Island by R. M. (Robert Michael) Ballantyne
3.0 out of 5 stars A book 'Of its time'., 14 July 2014
This is a classic, but a book very much 'of its time'. It is worth reading for anyone interested in Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' which is based on this earlier work. However, there are other marked differences, and one primary one being that only three boys are marooned on Coral Island, rather than the large group in 'Lord of the Flies'. Thus I think it is fair to say that three may well have worked better together than a large crowd. The Coral Island, being of its time, contains some race-related language and comments that are deemed offensive in our time, and this should be borne in mind. The latter part of the book, after they have left Coral Island, becomes much of a treatise on… Read more