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Review: Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)

User Review  - AnHeC the Paperback Obliterator - Goodreads

An epic poem in blank verse. Yes, it's a theodicy. A failed one, but a really good effort. It was surprisingly readable. Maybe because the Latin sentence structure doesn't bother me, since in Polish ... Read full review

Review: Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

There's all this debate over why Satan is so appealing in Paradise Lost. Did Milton screw up? Is he being cynical, or a double-secret atheist? And why is God such a dick? But no one asks whether, say ... Read full review

Review: Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)

User Review  - Keely - Goodreads

Milton wrote this while blind, and claimed it was the result of divine inspiration which visited him nightly. There are few texts that could reasonably be added into the Bible, and this is certainly ... Read full review

Review: Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

I can imagine folks reading this and enjoying it. But not me. The story lying at the heart of Paradise Lost was one I really wanted to read. I've heard many times that Satan is portrayed as the ... Read full review

Review: Paradise Lost (Paradise #1)

User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

Man, Milton is just nuts. He doesn't synthesize as much as he subsumes entire civilizations worth of symbols, motifs and allegories into his own extended riff on the first four books of genesis. He ... Read full review

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