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Originally posted by 2weird2live2rare2die
excuse me i thought this was AMERICA
Amazon Review :
William Golding's classic tale about a group of English schoolboys who are plane-wrecked on a deserted island is just as chilling and relevant today as when it was first published in 1954.
At first, the stranded boys cooperate, attempting to gather food, make shelters, and maintain signal fires. Overseeing their efforts are Ralph, "the boy with fair hair," and Piggy, Ralph's chubby, wisdom-dispensing sidekick whose thick spectacles come in handy for lighting fires.
Although Ralph tries to impose order and delegate responsibility, there are many in their number who would rather swim, play, or hunt the island's wild pig population. Soon Ralph's rules are being ignored or challenged outright.
His fiercest antagonist is Jack, the redheaded leader of the pig hunters, who manages to lure away many of the boys to join his band of painted savages.
The situation deteriorates as the trappings of civilization continue to fall away, until Ralph discovers that instead of being hunters, he and Piggy have become the hunted:
"He forgot his words, his hunger and thirst, and became fear; hopeless fear on flying feet."
Golding's gripping novel explores the boundary between human reason and animal instinct, all on the brutal playing field of adolescent competition. --Jennifer Hubert
Originally posted by badgerprints
If every poster that was on ATS in a 24 hour period was suddenly placed in a room together with the doors locked and nametags on, do you think the same levels of hostility would be prevalent?
edit on 16-9-2010 by badgerprints because: add a question
Originally posted by getreadyalready
On another note, I do not believe there are "gangs" of posters on ATS. I believe some people share certain opinions and defend them tenaciously. I find myself debating against some members at times, and supporting them at other times. To believe there is some collusion of "gangs" that coordinate their attacks in certain forums is paranoia. I guess on a place like ATS, we can expect a lot of paranoia, so I am not at all surprised.
I'd never attended a Chuckie Cheese as a kid. I thought it would be fun. It's a mad house filled with unsupervised running, screaming kids hyped up on sugar. So, here we are, being civil and polite in a sea of rude, aromatic chaos. The pizza is stellar, though. Surprisingly stellar.
Originally posted by network dude
reply to post by getreadyalready
while trying not to stray too far from the main topic here is a bit of what I mean about posting gangs. It may not exist anymore as they were very disorganized. (they didn't even have secret handshakes)
BTW, I once heard about a buy getting drunk at Chuck e Cheeses and punching out the Gorilla who played the drums. Don't be that guy.
Originally posted by Stormdancer777
reply to post by Whine Flu
I don't debate, I am not good at it and no one seems to want to find common ground, so I just post a small opinion and let it slide,
Originally posted by Sam Vimes
Sometimes I think the internet drives us further apart than brings us together. Of course years ago 'Lord of the Flies' brought my whole class together in agreement....Bored of the Flies.