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So many people had comments on Lord of the Flies (here and elsewhere) that I thought I'd do a poll on it.

Poll #687629 Lord of the Flies

Have you read Lord of the Flies?

Yes
20(100.0%)
Part of it
0(0.0%)
No but I know what it's about
0(0.0%)
No and I don't know it
0(0.0%)

Do you think it's well written? (Apart from its ideas)

Yes, high quality writing
7(38.9%)
It's pretty good but flawed
4(22.2%)
It's OK, but not that well written
7(38.9%)
Pretty badly written
0(0.0%)
Utter rubbish
0(0.0%)

What do you think are it's message(s)?

Repellent idea that people are fundamentally sinful
1(5.9%)
Correct religious idea about the fallen state of man
0(0.0%)
Painful idea about how hard it is for people to get on with each other
7(41.2%)
Sensationalism and exploitation of violence
0(0.0%)
Celebration of hatred, fascism, intolerance
0(0.0%)
Redemption, hope, spiritual growth
0(0.0%)
A message of compassion and tolerance
0(0.0%)
Something else I want to talk about in comments
4(23.5%)

What emotion(s) did it leave you with

Disgust, repulsion, wish I hadn't read it
1(5.6%)
Sadness
0(0.0%)
Hope
0(0.0%)
Feeling I'd been preached at
2(11.1%)
Thinking about the ideas in it
2(11.1%)
Glad I had read it
1(5.6%)
Disturbed by it
0(0.0%)
Something else I'll explain in comments
1(5.6%)

William Golding?

One of the greatest writers of the 20th century
2(11.1%)
Good writer
10(55.6%)
Nothing special
6(33.3%)
Bloody awful
0(0.0%)
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