“What Milton had that Collier hasn't is a sense of sin, and the overwhelming power and beauty of divine order. What Collier has that Milton hadn't is a sense of humor and a delight in the variety of chaos.” (Time 1973)
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All the short stories of John Collier are now collected in two volumes, Fancies and Goodnights Vol 1 and Fancies and Goodnights Vol 2. Playful and wickedly mischievous, John Collier's short stories will reappear in your memory, to make you smile or laugh or sigh, long after the title and author are forgotten. Talking gorillas posing as…
British-born author and screenplay writer, John Collier, retells Milton's Paradise Lost with his incomparable flare for imagery and a vision of the story as it might be seen on film. Although his script reads like a book, we can picture it all – satan flying through space, monstrous fiends, other worlds, devils and angels. John Collier was intrigued by the possibility of turning Paradise Lost into a film for years and his screenplay contains the basic blueprint for Milton's story as well as new food for thought. Monstrously delicious and impeccably structured, a fascinating journey of a read.