Sunday, November 4, 2007
Out of the Silent Planet
Today I finished Out of the Silent Planet. WOW. This was a GREAT book. The narrative itself was full of poetry and beautiful descriptions. Lewis was especially clever in describing the Malacandrian landscape, and upon reading the postscript at the end I realized how much thought had gone into the writing of this book. It also revealed to me a tiny seed of wisdom that was almost obvious in our world, but I had never guessed, even though the very thought actually is something incredibly close to me. For now, I will keep that to myself, but I'm sure that if my book EVER GETS PUBLISHED some of those ideas will be seen in it, because I really understand that better than I ever have, and I have good reasons for making it such a huge part of my story.
I think my favorite part was actually the postscript just because I understood the book so much better (and my own, life itself even) after reading it.
Lewis fans MUST READ THIS. Five stars.