Monday, May 14, 2012
C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce,
This is one of my favorite books of all times.
I have read this little book more than 20 time over the years.
The story starts out with this man wondering around in the mean streets of Gray town.
His story is.
" I never met anyone. But for the little crowd at the bus stop, the whole town seemed to be empty. I think that was why I attached myself to the queue."
These people at the bus stop start fighting for places in line, to see who can be first on the bus.
Once the bus start moving away from the stop, different fellow ride come to talk to our Man, telling there stories of how there came to be on the bus, till the bus leaves the ground and start to fly, higher and higher, till the Gray Town is gone from view.
What is ineresting, is the main character has no name, and never does He ever get a name through the hole story.
With Lewis wonderful writing style, you find yourself in the character shoes, think and asking the same question that He dose.
The book is a study of peoples attribute, how they act and believe.
So you find yourself looking, to see if you fall into one of these character, who believes that there are right.
Just as we believe, that we right in what we are doing.
Fun book to read, only 128 pages long.