Session #27: June 9th, 2010

Soviet stamp, part of a 1967 series depicting ...
Image via Wikipedia

First of all, a very big thank you to all of you who attended today. I know some members have suffered personal bereavements, and for that reason some were unable to attend today. My thoughts go to them.

Today, we read almost all of chapter 1 of C.S. Lewis‘ science-fiction story Out of the Silent Planet. It is a more challenging story than The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It is aimed at adults. However, I hope for these reasons it will also prove to be a more satisfying read.

The homework is to finish reading chapter 1, and also read chapters 2 and 3 before the next session, June 23rd. I would prefer not to spend much time actually reading the text in future sessions, and instead to spend more time talking about questions that you have and discussing the themes of the story.  The questions and difficulties that you have about the text always surprise me. That is one reason I enjoy our sessions together.

Feel free to write comments here about chapter 1-3 even before next session.

Enhanced by Zemanta

One thought on “Session #27: June 9th, 2010”

  1. We heard that the apparent narrator (Ransom) will be replaced by the narrator “I” later. So far it is not yet “I”, but readers can get Ransom’s point of view gradually, having informed many matters in detail not only subjectively, and start to have the same experience as Ransom in the space-ship. I look forward to find out the identity of “I”.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *