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The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
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Apr 14, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: fiction
Recommended to Charles by: Dan Sams
Recommended for: anybody
Read in October, 2007

When people think of C.S. Lewis, the words Narnia and Mere Christianity usually pop into their minds. But one of the pieces few people have read is The Great Divorce. This book is a short spin on Dante's Inferno and the Catholic concept of purgatory. It's an experimental piece with visual imagery and creativity rarely paralleled. The characters are extremely well developed and the visual imagery is so vibrant I felt like I could reach out and touch what I was reading. When I finished the book I was actually quite sad because the ending was quite abrupt, it was almost as if I wanted to explore the characters and adventures further then the book went. Many hardcore C.S. Lewis fans consider this his greatest achievement. If you have not read this piece you need to put it at the top of your to reads. The only thing I regret about this book is that fact that I didn't read it earlier.

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