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Established in 2007 by the Leatherby Libraries, the Community of Readers is the summer reading program for Chapman University. This program is open to everyone who has borrowing privileges at the Leatherby Libraries and a current library account, including students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Members select books from the Leatherby Libraries and receive prizes upon submission of their first review. The only requirement is that books must be obtained through the Leatherby Libraries.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Out of the Silent Planet

Out of the Silent Planet
C.S. Lewis
Call Number
PR6023.E926 O54 1996
2nd Floor Humanities
Book Review
Out of the Silent Planet follows the story of Professor Elwin Ransom who is abducted and transported to the planet Malacandra by two of his human acquaintances.  While on Malacandra, Ransom seeks refuge with the sea lion like species known as Hrosses, who closely resemble our Native American culture in America.  Ransom and the Hrosses learn each other’s culture and lifestyle. Ransom has a negative ethnocentric view of the Hrosses and believes that they are a lower species based on their hunting and gathering lifestyle.  However, the Hrosses also have a slightly negative ethnocentric view of the human species who they believe have lost touch with the spiritual and natural world around them.  If you liked moves such as “Dances with Wolfs,” and “Avatar,”   then you will like this book.
Submitted By
James Taylor
Department or Major
College of Educational Studies

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