My friend and I were talking about ‘The Lord of the Flies’. Just this afternoon he sent me an email link to a novel titled ‘Under the Bridge’ by Rebecca Godfrey. It speaks about the gruesome murder of a young Indian girl named Reena Virk, a murder that truly lives up to Golding’s style.
The only difference between Golding and Godfrey, is that Godfrey’s story claims to be “a true story”
This caught my attention. Are you even remotely suggesting that one of the most intense novels I have read, can be “a true story”?
I then asked myself: Who is Reena Virk? Is this story even true?
All that was needed was a google search for me to get the answers to those questions….and the answers that I got, disturbed me.
All of us have read millions of theories on Golding’s novel, about inherent evil, and how evil knows no age-limit…..
but Reena Virk’s story – -scared the shit outta me.
For those of you who, like me, were ignorant..read on
A blogger’s eye-opening post
Reena was my age. She was Indian. She died on children’s day.
Does innocence exist?