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I loved Alice in the Wonderland. Very nice tales.

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I have read all the Narnia books as a child and I thoroughly enjoyed them.

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I agree with this. Granted I've only read The Chronicles of Narnia but at first glance I could tell the storytelling was masterful. He knows how to weave a captivating tale and take you along on a spellbinding journey over the course of say, 100-150 pages, which is worth applause.

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The Chronicles of Narnia were so good that I kept wishing there was more of it! To me, they all could have been individual novels instead of one book altogether!

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When I was younger I read the entire Chronicles of Narnia, and after that I found The Space Trilogy, I'm re-reading it right know, I just finished Perelandra a few days ago and I loved it a lot more than the first book. I think this trilogy has a lot more to offer than people think.

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I enjoy reading C. S. Lewis. I particularly enjoyed reading The Chronicles of Narnia when I was smaller.

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I had heard that Lewis wrote both the Space Trilogy and Chronicles of Narnia to answer challenges by Tolkien. Supposedly Tolkien told Lewis he could never write fiction, so he was compelled to write both fantasy and sci-fi to prove Tolkien wrong.

Anybody else ever heard this? I'm having a hard time confirming this.
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AdamRedWolf wrote:
19 Nov 2019, 11:41
I had heard that Lewis wrote both the Space Trilogy and Chronicles of Narnia to answer challenges by Tolkien. Supposedly Tolkien told Lewis he could never write fiction, so he was compelled to write both fantasy and sci-fi to prove Tolkien wrong.

Anybody else ever heard this? I'm having a hard time confirming this.
Yes! I have heard that Tolkien said that no book with a lamppost in it could be a good fantasy book, so Lewis put the lamppost in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I don't have proof, but I've read it somewhere.
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Post by lwahls2 »

The only books I’ve ever read by CS Lewis are the Chronicles of Narnia which I’ve read about a thousand times. A true classic series. Based on this thread I might have to check out some of his other work. I know a lot of it tends to have a Christian slant (more subtle in the Narnia series in my opinion) but could be worth checking out.
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Post by Phyllis Anne »

The thing I like the most about C.S. Lewis' writing is how he can convey so many layers of meaning so innocently. While on the outside his stories are fun little tales about a lion and some kids like in The Chronicles of Narnia or an inventive retelling of Psyche and Cupid in Till We Have Faces, but in them are buried layers of principles and realities that range from the well known to the much more sophisticated and difficult. In my opinion, Lewis very skillfully weaves his theology and beliefs into everything that he writes in a way that is easily recognizable for those looking for it and is still enjoyable for people that don't share his beliefs.
I, personally, love his theological books as well and think that they can still offer readers a lot even if they don't have the same beliefs. But I also realize that not a lot of people feel the same. For those that are interested, a few of my favorites are The Weight of Glory, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, and, for those that want to dive right in, his classic Mere Christianity.

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