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The Great Divorce | [C. S. Lewis]

The Great Divorce

C. S. Lewis's dazzling allegory about Heaven and Hell - and the chasm fixed between them - is one of his most brilliantly imaginative tales, where we discover that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. In a dream, the narrator boards a bus on a drizzly afternoon in Hell and embarks on an incredible voyage to Heaven. Anyone in Hell is invited on board, and anyone may remain in Heaven if he or she so chooses. But do we really want to live in Heaven?
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Publisher's Summary

C. S. Lewis' dazzling allegory about Heaven and Hell - and the chasm fixed between them - is one of his most brilliantly imaginative tales, where we discover that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside.

In a dream, the narrator boards a bus on a drizzly afternoon in Hell and embarks on an incredible voyage to Heaven. Anyone in Hell is invited on board, and anyone may remain in Heaven if he or she so chooses. But do we really want to live in Heaven? This powerful, exquisitely written fantasy is one of C. S. Lewis's most enduring works of fiction and a profound meditation on good and evil and on what God really offers us.

©1973 C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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    What did you love best about The Great Divorce?

    This is an intersting take on why people choose not to believe or what in their psyche prevents them from being able to believe.


    What other book might you compare The Great Divorce to and why?

    This one stands on its own.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene with the selfish mother who distorts something as beautiful as love for her son into something evil.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the lizard was destroyed, the description of the awakening was amazing!


    Any additional comments?

    I've read this book 3 times now. It's truly amazing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Austin 02-25-15
    Austin 02-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    This is the most beautiful story I've ever heard. I started this book and went for a walk and couldn't come home this evening and fear of falling asleep before I could finish it. CS Lewis really outdid himself with the story

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    Brian Bennett San Something, CA 04-28-15
    Brian Bennett San Something, CA 04-28-15 Member Since 2014

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    It was pointless and I wishes I had my 3 hours back. I don't get why this was considered such a wonderful story.

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    Catherine 04-25-15
    Catherine 04-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "undescribable it must be experienced!! again"

    and again and again the narrator did a fantasic job!! have aleady recommended to priest and friends

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    Amy C. 04-25-15
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    A MUST READ !!! The man reading the story does so with perfection! You will be thinking about the story all day!

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    Tyler Mason 04-23-15
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    "Simply Marvelous"

    The narrator (Julian Rhind-Tutt) did a great job and, as always, Lewis captured some of the greatest difficulties with Christianity. Simply Marvelous

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    Amy Hall 04-17-15
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    "Great book, excellent narration"

    C.S. Lewis creates vivid characters representing the different reasons why people refuse to come to God, and all in the format of a compelling story. I love this book, and the narration of the audio version matches its greatness. Rhind-Tutt's voices are perfect. I highly recommend it!

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    Phoebe 04-16-15
    Phoebe 04-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful"

    Loved it, as with all C.S. Lewis books. The narrator is wonderful and brings the eccentric story to life.

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    "Great book, I want my hole family to read it."

    I loved this book. It is as thought provoking as the Skrewtape letters. I would recommend that you read it with a humble heart and mind to get the most from it. I will need to re-read it to capture all he has to teach In this book.

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    Arsany 03-25-15
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    "Brilliant is the least to be said about C.S Lewis"

    His books need to be taught in high schools so youth can grow deep not only religiously but deep generally in life and their state of mind.

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