The motive that impels men to write at all is the conviction that man and his experience are worth celebrating. But contemporary literature has frequently been characterized as the literature of anxiety and gloom. That is an accurate but incomplete picture of contemporary man according to Golding. What is an accurate picture of the condition of contemporary man? The answer to the endless existential questions evade us, or only God has a key to meaning and maybe the answer lies within each individual. In every life, Golding seems to say, comes a crossroad and till we retrace our steps to it and inhabit our defining moments of self-reflection we cannot find the realm of endless possibilities of what is fundamental, essential and enduring. In our universe we are tuned into the frequency that corresponds to physical reality. But there are an infinite number of parallel realities co–existing within us and we fail to tune into them. Golding states: It may be -- I hope it is -- redemption to guess and perhaps perceive that the universe, the hell which we see for all its beauty, vastness, majesty, is only part of a whole which is quite unimaginable.” Golding has, by the transformative power of the written word thrown us spiritual lifelines to awaken us to the possibility of living authentically and fully. He brings before us, the sense that the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness. I believe that the richness of great literature merits correspondingly rich responses that may be reasoned as well as felt: the voice beyond words, religion, philosophy and the intermittent light beams in the darkness. Knowing Golding’s feelings for the beat of life, we may look through this patch of Golding’s visionary tapestry into a world of endless possibilities and get a glimpse of the indelible signature scribbled in each human heart. In this book I salute William Golding a true visionary, for transmitting that vision in his works.