Free Fall by William Golding"I was standing up, pressed back against the wall, trying not to breathe. I got there in the one movement my body made. My body had many hairs on legs and belly and chest and head, and each had its own life; each inherited a hundred thousand years of loathing and fear for things that scuttle or slide or crawl." from Free Fall Sammy Mountjoy, artist, rises from poverty and...
Lord of the Flies by William GoldingA classic study of the depths of human nature follows the degeneration of a group of British schoolboys, who abandon social norms and revert to barbarism and murder after they are marooned on a desert island.
Rites of Passage by William GoldingIn the cabin of an ancient, stinking warship bound for Australia, a man writes a journal to entertain his godfather back in England. With wit and disdain he records mounting tensions on board, as an obsequious clergyman attracts the animosity of the tyrannical captain and surly crew.
The Inheritors by William GoldingWhen the spring came the people - what was left of them - moved back by the old paths from the sea. But this year strange things were happening, terrifying things that had never happened before. Inexplicable sounds and smells; new, unimaginable creatures half glimpsed through the leaves. What the people didn't, and perhaps never would, know, was that the day of their people...
The Spire by William GoldingDean Jocelin has a vision: that God has chosen him to erect a great spire on his cathedral. His mason anxiously advises against it, for the old cathedral was built without foundations. Nevertheless, the spire rises octagon upon octagon, pinnacle by pinnacle, until the stone pillars shriek and the ground beneath it swims. Its shadow falls ever darker on the world below, and...
Terry Pratchett, Rachel Caine, Alejo Carpentier, Lorrie MooreBook to Author, played 28 times.
William Golding, Alexandre Dumas, Henry James, John WebsterBook to Author, played 59 times.
Booker Prize Winners 1980-1990
Kazuo Ishiguro, Salman Rushdie, A.S. Byatt, Thomas KeneallyBook to Author, played 115 times.
William Shakespeare, William Golding, Daniel Defoe, Yann MartelBook to Author, played 74 times.
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Nobel Laureates in Literature
Gabriel García Márquez, Rudyard Kipling, Harold Pinter, Albert CamusBook to Author, played 51 times.
Scary Children's Books
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The old Bill
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