Posts Tagged ‘lords’

Lord’s cricket ground

Saturday, July 29th, 2017 | Thoughts

Why does Lord’s have a Deathly Hallows weather vane on the top?

Lord of the Flies

Sunday, June 29th, 2014 | Books

I had a lot of optimism when I started reading Lord of the Flies. I was hoping for a fascinating exploration of the dark side of human nature through the story of what would happen if a group of boys found themselves alone on an uninhabited island. A primitive, savage society arranged around its leader, the lord of the flies.

However, it turns turns out that the lord of the flies is just a pig’s head on a stick.

Still, at least I know never to reveal that my childhood nickname was “piggy”. So it was not a complete waste of ten hours of my life, even if the author, William Golding, somewhat missed the point.

Lord of the Flies