"If you had a year, one whole year given to you, how would you spend it?" The keeper of time asked her."I’d travel, I’d pursue the passions I’ve been putting on hold, I’d see the friends I never have time to see.""OK—so why don’t you do that?"
"I want more," he said."Don’t be ungrateful," his parents reply.
I walked onto the train as I did every day. I listened as the announcer reeled off the same stops I'd heard 100 times before. I heard the name of my town and didn't smile or frown. I grabbed hold of the nearest blue pole next to me and stared down the train. My eyes wandered past the man who sat beneath my arm, staring past the woman who smiled at her phone and into the glass that revealed even more passengers beyond it—carriages full of commuters. People getting from one place to another, on the same journey as me.
“Ever hit a deer, Mary?” I asked her, as my claws drew closer to her eyeball.
Originally published in 1954, Lord of the Flies has become a critically acclaimed novel, on several ‘novels to read’ lists, as well as being noted as a modern classic. Lord of the Flies has been voted for numerous awards and classified as one of the best novels in the English language. The novel follows a group of boys stranded on an island. Golding proceeds to describe the journey the young boys take in their attempts to govern themselves and each other in their path to survival. The novel follows the school and choir boys as they abandon their once civilized selves and descend into savagery.
Richard Morgan’s Altered Carbon was published in 2002 and was even picked up by Hollywood with the premise of adapting it to film. Although the film didn’t go to plan, the book has found a new life on Netflix and has even been renewed for a second season. Altered Carbon has risen to popularity as a Netfilx original series. However, after watching a few episodes of the first season, I decided to see what the original novel was like before I finished the series. Anyone who has already seen the series knows that the world presented is phenomenal along with the characters, so I wanted to see if the novel matched up to the hype of the show.