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Lord of the Flies Trivia

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Something around twenty publishers rejected Lord of the Flies.

William Golding was knighted in 1988. Make that Sir William Golding.

Rock Band Iron Maiden wrote a song called "Lord of the Flies." And we actually think they read the book. See for yourself.

The TV series Lost has a long list of similarities to Lord of the Flies. Check out what the people over at Lostpedia think.

Does the name "Castle Rock" sound familiar? Stephen King has set a lot of his books in and around a fictional town named Castle Rock, and Rob Reiner used it for his production company.

Piggy's glasses could not really have been used to start a fire because he was near-sighted. Nearsighted people use concave lenses, which wouldn't have been able to focus light in the correct way to produce a spark. (source and source)

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