Title: Out of the Silent Planet
Author: C.S. Lewis
Yearly Count b: 90
The story of a dude named Ransom ( I know, Ransom!?!) who hap haphazardly wanders himself into a science experiment of sorts to another planet. He arrives there in a comatose state, having been drugged and brought there for reasons he doesn't know. It is a science fiction book written in the 40s. If when you see the name C.S Lewis you think Chronicles of Narnia and about white witches and dark dungeons and wardrobes, think again. Out of the Silent Planet is not fantasy or anything close, it is all science and fiction :)
In truth it wasn't my fave, but it wasn't horrid either. C.S. stunned me with his writing, he is insanely good. Even if at times he is what I would consider wordy, his words are beautiful even when I have no idea what he is saying! I may have read it to fast and it may be my fault, but it seemed too descriptive for me. It was written when saga descriptions were all the fashion, so that my be part of the deal, but they just didn't keep my attention that well. I had a hard time following from one type of alien creature to the next, and figuring out who Lewis was talking about. I also kept holding out for the symbolism, and really there is some but it is not even a tad as blatant as that in The Chronicles of Narnia.
My overall feelings on this book? It was decent, but I think if you could love it much more than I did. I love reality, what can I say?
This was my first attempt at science fiction and since I have never been a science person I figure I am not going to be into science fiction...is that true? Is that how it works? If you are interested in science do you love science fiction? It seems like it would be somewhat correlated at least. Maybe not.