Anything in common?

These are the two books I’ve just finished reading

Behind the sun by Deborah Challinor

Irreverent and streetwise prostitute, Friday Woolfe, is in London′s notorious Newgate gaol, awaiting transportation – to Australia.  There, she meets three other girls: intelligent and opportunistic thief, Sarah Morgan, naive young Rachel Winter, and reliable and capable seamstress, Harriet ClarkeIn the land behind the sun, the only thing they have is each other

Behind the Sun

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

During an unnamed time of war, a plane carrying a group of British schoolboys is shot down over the Pacific. The pilot of the plane is killed, but many of the boys survive the crash and find themselves deserted on an uninhabited island, where they are alone without adult supervision.

Lord of the Flies

I didn’t think they had anything in common but after a while I began to see
that they relate to a group of people in sitiuations completely foreign to what went before.

Comparing both books I found that:
The characters find themselves on an island
they have to find ways in their lives to survive
they know they must support each other
they are shocked and disappointed with some of the things others in the group do and say

One is a brand new publication – the other has been available for nearly 50 years
Both of these books had me wondering what was going to happen next
I thoroughly enjoyed both of them 🙂

If you have read either of them – what did you think

1 thought on “Anything in common?

  1. What better place to isolate your characters than on a deserted island? Obviously, the writers knew this little tidbit before they put pen to paper, so to speak. I hadn’t thought of it until your question… Thanks!


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