One of the reasons I so admire William Golding is that he didn’t just write ten versions of Lord of the Flies. Each of his books might almost be by a different author, though there’s a guiding intelligence and passion in each of them, and there is a line of Christian theology that runs through them that’s Golding’s own.
But people could never quite get the measure of Golding because he surprised his readers with each book, and now he’s remembered largely as a one-book man.
-- Jonathan Raban –
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