Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis book review

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The secret meaning behind the off-world fiction of C.S. Lewis– Out of the Silent Planet

I pretend to know what the hell is going on, how the lost tribes according to the ancient text are found in the writing of C.S. Lewis. How did the Sumerians learn to write? Where are the Hebrews? How did the Egyptians build the pyramids?

The Egyptians didn’t build the pyramids.

What are the different alien species doing on Mars? How many times did they visit earth to spread their seed?

Where are the Fallen Angels?

It certainly is a page turner. On to the next in the C.S. Lewis space series, Perelandra.

Some of my highlights:
Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis

Book last read: 2021-12-19 17:22:23
Percentage read: 100%

Chapter 7: 4
Chapter progress: 12.92%
Highlight: Any change – death or sleep, or, best of all, a waking which should show all this for a dream – would have been inexpressibly welcome.
Notes: Nightmare world

Chapter 8: 5
Chapter progress: 17.42%
Highlight: Weston, in one of his brief, reluctant answers, admitted a scientific basis for these sensations: they were receiving, he said, many rays that never penetrated the terrestrial atmosphere.

Notes: Strange energies from space

Chapter 9: 6
Chapter progress: 20.79%
Highlight: They had the experiences of a pregnant woman, but magnified almost beyond endurance.

Notes: Trans

Chapter 12: 9
Chapter progress: 31.46%
Highlight: The love of knowledge is a kind of madness.

Chapter 13: 10
Chapter progress: 33.71%
Highlight: His whole imaginative training somehow encouraged him to associate superhuman intelligence with monstrosity of form and ruthlessness of will.

Chapter 15: 12
Chapter progress: 42.7%
Highlight: Among the hrossa, anyway, it was obvious that unlimited breeding and promiscuity were as rare as the rarest perversions.

Chapter 15: 12
Chapter progress: 42.7%
Highlight: What was the history of Man?

Chapter 15: 12
Chapter progress: 43.26%
Highlight: And I say also this. I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes.

Chapter 16: 13
Chapter progress: 46.63%
Highlight: They had stood shoulder to shoulder in the face of an enemy, and the shapes of their heads no longer mattered.

Chapter 19: 16
Chapter progress: 58.43%
Highlight: They say that the writing of books destroys poetry.’

Chapter 19: 16
Chapter progress: 58.99%
Highlight: Your thought must be at the mercy of your blood,’ said the old sorn. ‘For you cannot compare it with thought that floats on a different blood.

Chapter 21: 18
Chapter progress: 69.1%
Highlight: It would have been easy to take them; but though we saw they were stupid we did not know yet how bent they were, and I did not wish to stretch my authority beyond the creatures of my own world.

Chapter 23: 20
Chapter progress: 78.65%
Highlight: The weakest of my people does not fear death.

Chapter 25: 22
Chapter progress: 85.96%
Highlight: We are being daily confirmed in our belief that the oyars-es of Mars was right when it said that the present ‘celestial year’ was to be a revolutionary one, that the long isolation of our own planets is nearing its end, and that great doings are on foot.
Notes: New earth

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