Monday, January 12, 2015

That Hideous Strength

Yes folks, I'm going for obscure books for Arthurian retellings. Today, I'm sharing the third book of Lewis's Space Trilogy.

I didn't expect to find Authurian Legend when I cracked open this book. After all, there'd been no hint of it in the first two books. But first came a mention of Merlin. And then, apparently, he was returning, and no one knew which side he would be on. And then he did show up, and then Ransom became the pendragon, and Avalon was on Perelandra (or Venus, in English), and it was just so well done.

Look, I know a lot of people of put off by the first two chapters, and to that I'll say this: skip them if you must. I did. The book is amazing.

I probably should say more, but my mother got The Mysterious Benedict Society out of the library for me yesterday, and I proceeded to stay up to 3:00 reading it ... then realized I still hadn't scheduled a post for today. It's a book that I've been meaning to read ... wow.

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  1. I need to reread That Hideous Strength. I understood very little of it. But isn't pretty much anything by C. S. Lewis awesome?

    1. Yes! Do reread it. I'm not sure how many times I've reread my copy. It's possibly my favorite in the series. The other two are good, but that one ... It takes multiple readings to get everything out of it.

      And yes. Lewis had a pen and he knew how to use it. A definite Anku to be certain. (He also was an Anku who lost his imagination for a good while.)


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