09/06/2004

Perelandra

Second in CS Lewis's science-fiction trilogy.

This time Ransom goes voluntarily to the planet Perelandra, on a divine mission - although he has no idea why he is there. He finds a planet based on water, with floating islands like huge mats, populated by many animals and just two human beings. He is there at the 'Garden of Eden' stage of this world, and must advise the Lady who is facing a temptation rather like that of Eve and the forbidden fruit.

Thought-provoking with a fair amount of theology, but it's well-expressed without being preachy. There's some violence and a most dramatic and exciting ending.

A longer review can be found on the Ciao site called 'A Parable of Paradise'.

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