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That Hideous Strength

Shannon (my wife) and I have been reading CS Lewis’ Sci-Fi trilogy in the last few weeks together.

All I can say right now is wow. Lewis did an amazing job with this trilogy, I don’t know why it isn’t as popular as much of his other work. It may be because the first two can be a little difficult to read, but other than that it is a really good job.

One of the best themes he has developed through the series has been one of obedience. We’ve got about three chapters left of the last book and then I’m going to post a review of sorts here at this blog.

The three books in the series are:

1. Out of the Silent Planet
2. Perelandra (Voyage to Venus)
3. That Hideous Strength

Wikipedia has an entry on the trilogy here

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    Steve Hayes
    January 21, 2014

    “That hideous strength” is one of my favourites among Lewis’s books, and perhaps the one I have read more than any of the others. I wass nopt so keeon on “Perelandra” but “Out of the silent planet” is almost as good, and perhaps the easiest read of the three. For my take on them see: http://www.khanya.org.za/inklings.htm

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      Ryan Peter
      January 21, 2014

      My wife and I have read it together four times now – love them 🙂 Thanks for the link!

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