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C. S. Lewis' most "heavenly" book,
By A Customer
This review is from: Perelandra (Space Trilogy) (Paperback)
C. S. Lewis wrote in the Introduction to his "Screwtape Letters" that one reason why he had not written a similar book about angels was that "every sentence would have to smell of heaven." In Perelandra, he has achieved that effect. The imagery and the sheer reason combine to make the most powerful and compelling picture of good vs. evil since the Book of Revelation. In Dr. Elwin Ransom we have a strong, good, yet thoroughly human hero; in Dr. Weston a chilling portrait of the real nature of evil. This is a book that should be read over and over again. It has something new to offer me every time I go back to it. C. S. Lewis wrote in his autobiography that his imagination was "baptised" by George MacDonald's Phantastes. For those seeking a similar imaginative experience, I wholeheartedly recommend Perelandra. For the whole experience I recommend the other two books of the trilogy, but Perelandra also stands on its own.