I first encountered Arena in my early thirties. Being already familiar with Pilgrim’s Progress, I was impressed at this modernized version of John Bunyan’s original tale. I have read dozens similar, but in my opinion, this is the best.
I was also interested to learn, while researching this post, that the Goodreads reviews for this novel are either full of praise, or full of scathing remarks. It appears this is a novel which polarizes its readers! Of particular interest to me were those reviewers who had not even realized that it was a Christian allegory until after finishing the book.
How about you? Are there books you’ve read where your opinion was the polar opposite of others’ opinions?
And have a great day, dear reader!