Day 22/30: Speed Read Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lord of the Flies

Day 22/30: Speed Read Lord of the Flies by William Golding – 248 Pages in 123 Minutes

This is day #22 of the One Book, One Day challenge. We’re going to speed read Lord of the Flies by William Golding at 500 words per minute (WPM) using

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About the Book:
Lord of the Flies is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding about a group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves, with disastrous results. Its stances on the already controversial subjects of human nature and individual welfare versus the common good earned it position 68 on the American Library Association’s list of the 100 most frequently challenged books of 1990–1999. In 2005 the novel was chosen by TIME magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to 2005. It was awarded a place on both lists of Modern Library 100 Best Novels, reaching number 41 on the editor’s list, and 25 on the reader’s list. Published in 1954, Lord of the Flies was Golding’s first novel. Although it was not a great success at the time – selling fewer than 3,000 copies in the United States during 1955 before going out of print – it soon went on to become a best-seller, and by the early 1960s was required reading in many schools and colleges.

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Book Stats:
Pages: 248
How Long To Read: 123 minutes (at 500 WPM)
Published: 1954

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  • KP

    This book was disturbing.