I have started to read the classic written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Scarlet Letter." I have heard through others that it is a good read and a mystery in finding out who Hester Prynes sigficiant other this. Even though I am not that deep into the book, I get the sense the book was written in the 1700's. It is in a Puritan religious setting (I believe Boston) where un moral acts are looked down upon. The community is strict and doesn't tolerate to much. I have been introduced to the main character, Hester, a young women that has a baby. However the community finds out and sees no father. It is a scandal and she is taken to prision. I have yet to find out what happens next.
This week I began reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding. So far, I find it to be a very good book. Golding's style of writing is unique and his word choice is exemplary. His use of imagery and figurative language creates a rich and detailed depiction of the island. Golding employs a very unique method of divulging information through the use of subtle hints rather than more obvious description. Instead of openly describing the conditions the boys are found in or the details of the crash that led to their situation, he peppers the conversations and dialogues between the boys with details about the plane crash and the boys' pasts. This method makes it a little more difficult to glean information, but it also forces the reader to immerse themselves into the ever thickening plot.