Book Reviews of Perelandra (Space Trilogy, Bk 2)

Perelandra (Space Trilogy, Bk 2)
Perelandra - Space Trilogy, Bk 2
Author: C. S. Lewis
ISBN-13: 9780020869009
ISBN-10: 0020869002
Publication Date: 9/1/1965
Pages: 222
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Scribner Paper Fiction
Book Type: Board book
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While the book type is listed as "Other" I believe that this particular ISBN number refers to the 1965 paperback edition. I can't imagine that this would make a very good children's board book . . . The second book of the Space Trilogy . . . the first being Out of the Silent Planet and the last That Hideous Strength. Continuing Ransome's story he now goes to Venus . . . a very good story.
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Not as good as Out of the Silent Planet, much more preachy, but the beginning and end are quite fantastic.
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This book started out as pretty uninteresting. When the character arrives on Perelandra it's interesting for a while, until the "conflict" shows up. The "conflict" isn't compelling, in my opinion. The "allegory" through much of this book wasn't even that. Anybody with at least some familiarity with the book of Genesis could see right through this one. The ending, however, was stupendous. It was poetic and gorgeous!

There is a single narrator for this story, whose way of speaking is dry. In some places, it makes it hard to follow.
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This book started out as pretty uninteresting. When the character arrives on Perelandra it's interesting for a while, until the "conflict" shows up. The "conflict" isn't compelling, in my opinion. The "allegory" through much of this book wasn't even that. Anybody with at least some familiarity with the book of Genesis could see right through this one. The ending, however, was stupendous. It was poetic and gorgeous!
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An amazing book! Probably the best sci-fi/fantasy (it combines both) book that I have ever read. A great story, well-written, with deep philosophical and Christian overtones.
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The Space Trilogy. An amazing trilogy that I absolutely loved reading. It was utterly unlike anything I expected, yet still managed to far surpass any expectation and pre-conceived notion about the text.

Each book in the trilogy can be read separately, or in the larger unit, which is what I did.

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Perelandra - what an amazing book - and packed with such theology! I wanted to turn around and read it again as soon as I was done. However, I felt much like Random with the fruit and the bubbles. Is it right? Should such goodness be indulged in so soon after finishing it? I'm not one of those people to read certain books (save the Bible) repeatedly and continually, or even once a year. This book, however, might become an exception. I want to get my hands around what Lewis was communicating because it presented a different way of looking at some doctrinal points I had not previously thought about.

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Really all of the books were wonderful and I highly recommend them. Middle school-aged and above should be able to appreciate the Space Trilogy. If you can only read one of them, for some reason, I would suggest Perelandra, mainly because of the depth of thought in that book. I would recommend Out of the Silent Planet if you want to reawaken a sense of wonder, and I would submit That Hideous Strength to you if you were interested in modern development and a modern good vs evil in a somewhat more applicable way as it deals post-fall instead of pre-fall as in Perelandra.

C.S. Lewis is just an amazing writer. I have never read something of his I did not enjoy. Not that I've read everything he wrote, but I have read a decent portion of it. If you ever want to be challenged and read something understandable and well written, pick up C.S. Lewis.

(originally published:http://sophiesmindset.blogspot.com/2007/11/space-trilogy.html)
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This, and the two books that follow, are a insightful and facinating series from the man who brought the world the Chronicles of Narnia.

CS Lewis took science fiction and made it something that kept you on the edge of your seat. This is a must-read that you will have a hard time putting down! They are short books and go quickly!
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I didn't like it as much as the 1st one in the Space trilogy. It appears Lewis is trying a parallel with the creation of Earth. Except on Venus there isn't the fall of man with Adam and Eve ... but a different take on it. Its a nice "what if" idea on the story.
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"I bought the Trilogy for my son who was in middle school at the time 10yrs ago. He never read it but I did. It took me 3 months to read the trilogy but I still remember how great the book was. If you can stick it out, you too, will be glad you did. What a mind to be able to write something so classic. It's in my personal library."
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Interesting. Holds your captivity, but tough to digest at times.
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I didn't read it, but it's supposed to be really good.