This book is the fourth novel of the English writer, William Golding, published in 1959. It’s about a talented painter, named Samuel Mountjoy, who is a prisoner of war in Germany. A Gestapo officer, Dr Halde, asks questions to Samuel to find out about escape organisation, because some prisoners managed to escape from the camp. But Sammy denies, so the officer decided to locked him in a small room. While he is lock in the darkness room, he wonders how he got there and particularly how he lose his freedom. I think that this book is really interesting because it show the conditions of war, espcially in camps, and how people tried to survive and still have hope.