Wednesday, June 24, 2009

That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy Tale for Grown-Ups, C.S. Lewis

5 stars
The concluding book of Lewis' space trilogy that began with Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra. It has been a long time since I have read such a powerful and moving novel. Simply put, Lewis is brilliant. The book stands alone as a masterpiece and can be read without reading the previous two. If you don't have the time to read the whole trilogy at least find the time to read this work. The battle between good and evil is displayed with such genius that you will not be disappointed. This was a marvelous read. I personally think this is Lewis' best book.

1 comment:

Doug P. Baker said...

I completely fail to grasp why so few people read the Space Trilogy. Great books, the very best of its genre. Why would anyone read Peretti or Dekker but skip over Lewis!?!