C.S. Lewis said he felt nearly smothered by this book as he was writing it and that it might smother the reader as well. I felt bogged down and smothered reading it. It is a heavy dose of theology, well-written, and well-told. But in keeping my review simple, I admit that I felt "creeped out" during many chapters, and victorious for the patient/humankind in others. I am glad to be finished with it, and I am slightly changed by it. Conscience on both shoulders. Good and evil. Listen, learn, and never give up the fight.