Out of the Silent Planet

C. S. Lewis
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Out of the Silent Planet


I never read the Narnia series. I didn't even know about it until college. So needless to say, I haven't read any Lewis before. This being my introduction to him, I was pretty disappointed. I think I expected something really profound. Instead I thought it was pretty dull. This book was written in 1938, and science fiction was still in its infancy. Still I would have expected something a little more interesting, exciting, adventurous, something that had a little life in it. Instead, most of the book is analogous to a "stare in wonder at the special effects" film. And the special effects aren't really that good.

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