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CS 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 He saw nothing but colours - colours that refused to form themselves into things Moreover he new nothing yet well enough to see it you can not see things till you know roughly what they are His first impression was a bright pale world - a water-coloured world out of a childs paint box Lewis also has a gift for making strong points in his novel without making the reader feel guilty because he uses such human characters that are filled with normal and relatable flaws Even with the main characters name Ransom he sends a message because as you read this book you will see how his name comes to play This book is very involved and its not a book to be taken lightly This is a book with a lot of inner meaning It talks about the
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