Review: The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I first read this while on a missions trip 20+ years ago. I didn’t get it and I didn’t like it (and I didn’t like that I didn’t get it LOL) The ideas did not make sense to me.

I’m a better reader now.

I did carry with me pictures from that reading. The bus, the grass, the grey town that kept growing because no one could stand to be next to each other while feeling isolated.

I understood more of the allusions and ideas that Lewis was trying to enflesh, but certainly not all of them. I could resonate with the discussions the Ghosts had with Spirits and be convicted of my own ghost-likeness.

I did not understand much of Lewis and MacDonald’s discussion – perhaps I need to read Phantases to better do so. I’m looking forward to reading that with and listening to their discussions of this book.

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