11) "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding, as read by the author.

Another one of these Classic Books on CD that I'm listening to, since I had trouble reading it before.

In case you didn't already know the set up: a group of boys find themselves on a deserted tropical island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and have to figure out how to survive and be rescued. Fabulous look at archetypes: intellectuals, leaders, and hunters. The way the kids revert to basic impulses is at times heart-rending.

And I didn't realize it has a science fiction set up to the plot (the boys were in some manner fleeing an atomic war), which hangs over the story like a shroud (maybe there is no one left to rescue them).

Another classic I'm glad I didn't miss!

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