By Joseph Lanzara
"Finally, as bedside reading there is Paradise Lost: The Novel, an adaptation by Joseph Lanzara. Lanzara paraphrases the original text very closely; this novel verson seeks to overcome the anxieties of those intimidated by [the poem's] complex language."
"An ambitious and intriguing undertaking."
"Readers will immediately be impressed with Lanzara's flowing style, his clarity of language, and his simplicity in expression."
"Lanzara has smoothed the convoluted epic lines into twentieth century prose....Despite the new genre, Lanzara's book is anything but vanilla narrative. His writing has an invisible poetic quality, an elevation of language that honors the original."