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Paradise Lost by John Milton - Barron's Booknotes
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BOOK VI

This is the Star Wars book of Paradise Lost. It's the War in Heaven, with two armies of angels battling each other on the ground and above it. Telling this story presents the same technical challenges as recounting an outer- space battle in modern science fiction.

The background is entirely imaginary and not entirely clear. (See if you can draw a picture of Heaven from the description given in this book.) An imaginary setting gives the writer unlimited possibilities, but it doesn't make it easy for you to visualize. You can't feel familiar with a landscape that you can't connect with a place you have seen.



Keep in mind another fact: none of the angels in the battle can die. That may be nice for them, but it cuts down drastically on the range of emotions the story can evoke. We can't feel the pathos of a young warrior's death or the suspense of a last-minute rescue.

In the circumstances, the War in Heaven is about as exciting as it can be. Look for the invention of gunpowder on the second day and the terrifying scene on the third day when the rebels are pushed off the edge of Heaven. Read the book quickly to get its swift action.

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