Isabelle Laydier Laydier itibaren Nong Bua, Nikhom Nam Un District, Sakon Nakhon, Tayland
I waver between wanting to give this book 1 star and giving it 5. Occasionally, I find my brain obsessed with the ideas of Milton and I see PL in everything else I read. Its grandness in scope, the epic struggle of its language as it constantly circles and recoils itself around the idea of paradise is a wonder to experience and you marvel at the audacity Milton had to even conceive of such an idea - of creating a theologically sincere Protestant Epic. But I have also never been more frustrated with a book and its deliberate obfuscation (and oh my god it's just so long). It's also one of the greatest works of misogyny to be canonised in the history of English-language literature and I wince every time I see the words that Milton inserts into Eve's mouth. So three stars as an average between these two poles of thought.