Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Perelandra

I just finished reading C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy, and my first question is: Why are these three books so obscure? Everyone knows about Narnia, but how many are familiar with the fairy tales he wrote for adults? Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength are meant for adults because they are so deep--so very, very deep-- and must be read as much with one's spirit as with one's mind. Lewis was a genius. If I could talk to him I would say, "Thank you for putting me in mind of the heavens. I will never be quite the same."

3 comments:

Nancy said...

Sounds fascinating. I'll have to check into it! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

I'm convinced now! Richard read them and loved them so I will too.

Sarah said...

Kari, Richard says to read "The Abolition of Man" next by Lewis.