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Out of the Silent Planet

Out of the Silent Planet - C.S. Lewis A good and underrated book. In many ways it seems like the whole book is a build up to the scene in which the protagonist unsuccessfully attempts to translate the villains words into the alien language, but it is a delight on the way to that scene and the scene is a great one.

The book owes an obvious debt to Swift. It was written during the beginning of World War II and it is not optimistic about human nature.