The Screwtape Letters

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Finished reading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis today.  It was ok, but a little tough going (not really being a narrative and fairly old now).  But I think it's the first C.S. Lewis book I've ever read.  

Really must borrow myself a copy of the Narnia books some time...


Tim Johnson said:

And what did you think of it? I haven't read it for years, but the premise is absolutely fascinating. The Narnia series actually has a very similar intent - translating Christian theology and practice into a story - though it is done more subtly.

There's also a follow-up, of sorts, called 'Screwtape Proposes a Toast', which is a collection of sermons, addresses, essays and a story or two. It's probably my favourite C.S. Lewis book.

August 13, 2009 3:30 PM


Kazza the Blank One said:

It is a good premise, but I did get a little bogged down in it.. probably because it's from so different an era, just found the writing not so easy to get my head around.

This edition of the book contained the Toast bit, as well as a foreword for the toast bit explaining the history of it.

I just recently borrowed the Narnia books (actually all seven books in one volume) from a friend of mine, as I've never actually read them!

August 13, 2009 9:43 PM


Tim Johnson said:

It's worth reading 'The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe' first. That really should be the first book in the narrative (though not chronologically in the series). After that the order becomes less significant.

August 15, 2009 9:13 AM


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