Book Reviews of Lilith

Author: George MacDonald
ISBN-13: 9780802860613
ISBN-10: 0802860613
Publication Date: 8/1981
Pages: 252
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Book Type: Paperback
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This fantasy-style book did not appeal to me even though I like this author.
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A little hard to read (it was written in the 19th century), but you will see where C. S. Lewis got his ideas (big and small) for the Narnia series.
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Above all, do not judge this book by todays standards in fantasy - after all, this is one of the classics which set the standards that today's fantasy are failing to come up to.
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Didn't like it at all; couldn't finish the book. Fans of C.S. Lewis will like it though.
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I read this book first in high school, and have re-read it twice since then, each time liking it more. It is not a simple read, but well worth the time and effort. The ideas are strongly related to the author's faith (he was a pastor), and the elements of fantasy are used to relate the spiritual journey of the main character. At the same time, the story is a lot richer than a simple allegory, and the characters have a personal draw that is lacking in such Christian tales as "Hinds Feet on High Places."

This book gives one a lot to think about, with many different scenarios and themes presented in swift succession. Because it is older and fairly obscure, I find it more engaging to the imagination since it doesn't use a lot of the popular symbolism and euphemisms that make it easy to gloss over so many fantasy stories. Read this book slowly for the full emotional impact, because there's a lot of depth to it.