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09 February 2015

Review: PARADISE LOST by John Milton

 This is one of the Big Books, a classic, thoroughly review-proof. Of course, many people would say that about The Iliad, and look what I did to that.

This book is a retelling of the Fall of Man, in black verse. Milton was accused of giving the Devil all the best  lines, and his Devil is possibly the best I've ever seen. This epic is nearly 400 years old,  so it's hard to understand in places, but it's really not noticeable after a while.

The book surprised me. I didn't expect to like it, but I did.

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