Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The A-Z of C.S. Lewis Review
I was definitely intrigued to read this book by Colin Duriez - "The A-Z of C.S. Lewis". It labels itself as "an encyclopedia of his life, thought and writings". Duriez points out right away that most people know of Lewis in just one range of his writings; either his science fiction genre, or children's stories, or the theological genre. The purpose of this book is to discover C.S. Lewis as a whole person.
As it states, the book is written in encyclopedia form, touching on everything from A-Z. This includes "Alambil", a Narnian planet; Lizzie Endicott, his nurse when he was a boy; Poggin, a character from "The Last Battle"; and undeception, a concept Lewis brought up in many essays.
This encyclopedia is incredibly thorough. I cannot imagine the painstaking process that Duriez went through to complete this. I am very impressed. If you are interested at all in the life and/or works of C.S. Lewis, this will make for a great tool for you to use. Particularly if you are reading any of his books, I can see this being a great supplement.
I highly recommend it, not for light reading, but for study and discovery.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity and Lion Hudson for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
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The A-Z of C S Lewis: A Complete Guide to His Life, Thoughts and Writings