Perelandra (Space Trilogy #2) ★★★½☆

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Title: Perelandra
Series: Space Trilogy #2
Author: C.S. Lewis
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: SFF
Pages: 322
Format: Digital Edition

 

Synopsis:

Ransom is sent to Venus. There he meets the mother of Venus. She is unfallen and most ideas are new to her even while she is wise. It turns out that Weston has been sent to Venus as well, to be the updated snake in the garden. He is possessed by a malevolent evil, a servant of the broken Oyarsa of Earth.

It is a fight for the future of a whole new race and the continuation of the war for Earth.

 

My Thoughts:

Sadly, while I liked the Ideas presented here, Lewis does a LOT of sight seeing and I hate sight seeing. I hate traveling too. So this didn’t work for me on so many levels. I had slight disagreements on some of the theology, but nothing that would make me dislike this book. It was just boring.

It has been just over 10 years since I last read this and you know what? My review from ’06 is more than adequate. I wish I had a more words, but I pretty much used up my story of this trilogy when I wrote my review for Out of the Silent Planet.

If you are interested in wondering what a Post-Christ’s Sacrifice universe might be like, this book definitely speculates and gives you a foundation from which to ask your own questions.

I don’t know whether to recommend this book or not.

★★★½☆

bookstooge

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7 thoughts on “Perelandra (Space Trilogy #2) ★★★½☆

  1. HCNewton says:

    Been about 15 years since I read this – any from what you said, my memory is fuzzier than I thought. My favorite of the set. I should drag them out and dust them off…

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  2. I only heard of this series really recently, so I’m really curious about it, since I really like what I’ve read of the Narnia series so far 🙂

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  3. By sight-seeing and travelling, do you also refer to the world-building? Or is it just descriptions that don’t make anything better?

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