Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Out of the Silent Planet



Title
Out of the Silent Planet
Author
C.S. Lewis
Call Number
PR6023.E926 O54 1996
Location
2nd Floor Humanities
Rating
Recommended
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
Status
Staff

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