The Inheritors Author:William Golding "Golding is best known for "Lord of the Flies." In that novel, boys beyond reach of civilization's sanctions revert to savagery. In this, the "inheritors," who take on civilization's attributes, cling brutally to savage traits. Golding has got his target boxed in, but it remains to be decided at just what point human nature is ideal. — "This is a... more »n even better story than the other. It's also not so hard as you think to sympathize with Neanderthat man, his spirit of fun, his appetites, his satisfactions and griefs. You share his terror at the 'civilized' invaders.
"In a way, this is a sort of animal story, with Lok and Faas faithful, trustworthy, and loving as horse and dog. William Golding has an uncanny skill in showing how the rudimentary mind works, and there's always a warm heart along with it."« less