This is one of those delight surprises you find in your to be read pile. I agreed to review this book without really knowing what I was getting. This is a very thought provoking book that questions the motivations of
epic poem, Paradise Lost.
I was aware of
and his work but was never enamored of it.
I happen to be sitting beside a Brit at a social event and asked her if
she was familiar with Milton. Her response was emotional and vehement,
"Oh, my yes, who isn't? He is very
important to the English." So I
guess my indifference to his work is indicative of my shallowness. I enjoyed Robert Frost and merely tolerated Milton. To my surprise there is world wide interest
in Milton and
what he meant in his poem. About 887,000
results (0.43 seconds) is what you get if you Google, Milton
Paradise Lost. That is a pretty hefty
number and certainly indicates interest.
The novel has a Dan Brown feel of conspiracy and complexity. Keith Jessup, a PhD student is thrust in to murder and mayhem by his interest in
Milton. The story line involves murder and intrigue
with a sinister centuries old cabal suppressing any additions to the thoughts
The book gets wordy at times but certainly holds your interest and incites thought. I suspect that anyone who has more than a cursorily interest in
Milton's writings will be intrigued by the
I enjoyed it.
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This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.