Out Of The Silent Planet

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Out Of The Silent Planet

Out of the Silent Planet
By: C.S. Lewis


C.S. Lewis produced a book that conveys vivid scenery, relatable characters, and a vague
but detailed plot that gave rise to a novel with wonderful clarity. Out of the Silent
Planet is an account of the voyage of Ransom, a linguist, who is kidnapped and taken to
another planet, Malacandra (Mars). Where he learns that Thulcandra (Earth) is called the
silent planet because there has been no communication from it in years. On the voyage
there he is led to believe he will be sacrificed. Instead, the creatures that inhabit the
other world reveal extraordinary secrets about the nature of man and the universe to him.
Ransom is ultimately sent back to Thulcandra with the two earthlings who had kidnapped
him.


The book is told in such a way that tries to convince the reader that it actually
happened, or at least could have happened, and it was able to convince me. As the
character Ransom walked across England the reader felt as if beside him the whole way.
When he visited Mars, even with the bizarre scenery it seemed so real.


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