2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A good read,
By A Customer
This review is from: Out of the Silent Planet (Space Trilogy) (Paperback)
The science is fairly lousy (written in the 1930s by a fellow in English), but despite that I found it very good and moving. The description and vividness is as good as anything I've read for a long time, and throughout there is the nagging question of why we as a race are so twisted. Why should we find pleasure in exploiting others for our material gain? A good read and a gripping one. It made me laugh and nearly cry as well.
Criticisms might be that the main character is, like the author, an Oxbridge English fellow and again like the author is an expert on medieval literature, which opens the way for some very obscure references.