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Return from Perelandra - moonspinner
Return from Perelandra
Oh what a journey. What a glorious journey. I've never been so enraptured by a tale in years, so invested in a story that I could barely sit still, awed by Eve's glory, trembling through her temptation, crowing when Ransome gave the Devil a run for his money, intellectually and physically, rejoicing in the ... vindication of hatred when Ransome finally understood the meaning of righteous anger...


I smile fondly at That Hideous Strength but I'm not reading it for a long time. I just know I won't be able to put it down and then that would be The End, my last unread CS Lewis' fiction.

Talking about fiction, reading Perelandra made me realize how similar King's work is to the Space Trilogy, particularly this one. Devil in a man's soul, boogey man with skin peeling from undead bonds spouting curses, with a single frail human standing against the Beast, the coming of the Light... that's the pattern of Needful Things, and Eyes of the Dragon, and that Castle Rock story... No wonder I've always liked King.

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From: galadhir Date: January 19th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is wonderful! And all his sensory information is just gorgeous too - you can smell and touch and taste the place and it tastes just like Paradise. He is so good at *really* getting under the skin of good and evil and making them real for the reader.

But a word of caution - don't expect too much from That Hideous Strength. It's good, but IMO it's not as good as the first two. Maybe because it's set on Earth, so things are much more complicated and uglier. Also the man knows nothing at all about women.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 21st, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
He's such an amazingly descriptive writer! He never loses the reader. I never get bogged down with information on landscapes and flora and the temperature of the water and air... ::sigh:: That's magic.

LOL @ your caution on Hideous Strength but it's hard to imagine a CS Lewis story I've never liked... :p
r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: January 20th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool, huh? ;-)
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: January 21st, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
To put it mildly! :D

How're you doing, dear? are you feeling any better?
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