Still, “A Voyage to Arcturus” is worthy of being considered titanic, depicting a spiritual rite of passage that weaves death and renewal with a transcendent quest. Notably, among the book’s most prominent admirers are two of the leading and quite dissenting critics-scholars of the last century: CS Lewis, who wrote “A Voyage to Arcturus.” in “Out of the Silent Planet” (which he liked to call “Journey to Venus”), and Harold Bloom, who used Lindsay’s book as a template for his own young Gnostic fantasy. himself, “Flight to Lucifer”. Because of its gothic excess and eccentricity, the novel even recalls Cormac MacCarthy’s monstrous, monstrous vision of the Old West, “Blood Meridian,” albeit without the fine prose and Big screen, cinematic massacres.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/a-voyage-to-arcturus-may-have-sold-596-copies-in-its-first-edition-but-it-deserves-a-wider-audience/2021/11/16/14c24b48-462f-11ec-b8d9-232f4afe4d9b_story.html | ‘A Voyage to Arcturus’ may have sold 596 copies in its first print, but it deserves a wider audience