Is that a question?
- No, the book is not Lord of the Flies. That was written in the same time period as the book it is, though.
Ah ha! I know what you’re talking about! ahem brownie points ahem
Tell me!!! ;D
I wasn’t thinking of shamelessly self-promote, you know. Also I did not particularly want to go off topic, just asked for his expert opinion.
Oh, I thought it was a clue.
Everything is a clue . Anyway, any leads on this book?
Does @HHG know the book?
No. However, I have a question. 14. Is the book considered a literature book? e.g. Around the World in 80 Days, Moby Dick, Huckleberry Finn, etc.
I think that’s 14, but…
- Yes, I would say so. But not as mainstream as those, but no less culturally impactful in my opinion. It’s definitely considered a classic of it’s genre, but it’s not earthfic.
- Is this book recommended by JBP?
- Not to my knowledge. I’m not sure whether or not he’d consider it good literature by his standards. I suspect he might, as the book could be seen as exploration of an idea a la Dosteovsky, but he’s very particular in his word choice so I hesitate to put any words in his mouth. I suspect, on further thought, that he might find it not to “ring true” in the same way Dosteovsky does. Either way, I don’t think he has recommended it, regardless of whether or not he hypothetically would.
- Is the book part of a series?
- No, the book is standalone, though it was serialized at one point.
- Is the book controversial?
- Not really, at least not in the conventional sense. There is some controversy over whether or not it’s as good literarily as it’s generally considered, but that’s more of a refined controversy.
The Wikipedia article doesn’t have a “Controversy” section, for what it’s worth. It does mention some negative opinions on it in the “Reception” section, though.
I’m going to bed. I’m bad at picking good characters. Maybe I should just stick with ones from mainstream classic literature?