Book Review: Paradise Lost by John Milton

A Veritable Milestone In Literature

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TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
January 24, 2017

Paradise Lost by John Milton is a veritable landmark book within the chronicles of humanity’s past.

Milton’s imagination was as boundless as it was incisive, and he paints a masterful world in which good and evil battle for the fate of the world.

Undoubtedly one of the best epics of all-time, Milton’s Paradise Lost, features a plethora of allusions the likes of which haven’t been replicated since, and just might not be replicated ever.

Milton’s constant inferences to theological and classical underpinnings of society are one of the greatest components of this masterpiece.  Every line is incisively thought out, and weaves seamlessly into the next manifesting a masterpiece of literature that’s as thought-provoking as it is deep.

The diction used in Milton’s time might be something that could turn certain readers off, but the notations at the bottom of each page of this particular version help the reader traverse through this fascinating and fierce fictional world that Milton crafted rather seamlessly.

Admittedly, an epic like this will demand a lot from the reader, and rightly so.  It’s a quintessential milestone in history.

Given the complex range of characters it employs [Adam, Eve, Satan, God, Michael, etc.] and fuses with philosophical underpinnings of what many of humanity’s deeper yearnings and concerns are, only helps catapult this work beyond the rest in its field.

Ruminating upon its breadth, scope and complexity, it’s a pity that more works aren’t as well thought out as this.  The standards Milton set upon himself to accomplish this piece should be held in high respect, for it is a testament to what human creativity can achieve when it sets its mind to it.  And that is priceless, just like this book is.

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Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, researcher, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, humanitarian, and freelance writer who regularly studies subjects such as: Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more. His own personal blog is BreakawayConsciousnessBlog.wordpress.com where his personal work is shared, while TheBreakaway.wordpress.com serves as a media portal which mirrors vital information usually ignored by mainstream press, but still highly crucial to our individual understanding of various facets of the world. My work can also be found on https://steemit.com/@zyphrex.

8 thoughts on “Book Review: Paradise Lost by John Milton”

    1. It wasn’t an easy reading for me, certainly. It was probably the most demanding read of all my life. Am glad to read it though. Yeah, the notes definitely makes it a lot more interesting. It shows what he’s referencing and sometimes why. Had a regular version been read by me, probably wouldn’t have finished either!

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  1. I appreciate your feedback on this book. I’m currently reading “Edgar Cayce Modern Prophet” and there was a quote in there by “Milton’s paradise lost” which made me sort of dig to see what this book is all about but being that it was from the 17th century I wasn’t sure what I would be able to find. So thanks again for sharing your feedback

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    1. Yeah no problem! Kinda ironic that you say that, because about a week ago or so, put a few of Cayce’s book on my amazon list ‘to get’ in the future. Been wanting to read his books for ages but just haven’t gotten around to it.

      Glad that you could find this review useful and you’re very welcome.

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