Lord of the Flies by William Golding
William Golding's 1954 novel Lord of the Flies is one of the more iconic stories about being stranded on a desert island. So it seemed like a good candidate for the "Nuance Spotlight" the Good Sentences team sometimes compiles: instead of featuring one nuance move that shows up in multiple books, we'll occasionally feature one book that contains multiple moves.
" (June 2019
"Round the castles was a complex of marks, tracks, walls, railway lines, that were of significance only if inspected with the eye at beach-level. The littluns played here, if not
happily at least with absorbed attention; and often as many as three of them would play the same game together."
" (November 2019
"Ralph turned to the sea. The horizon stretched, impersonal once more, barren of all but
the faintest trace of smoke."