Cheap C.S. Lewis Books on Amazon

C.S. Lewis

For all you C.S. Lewis fans out there, Amazon is running some great Kindle deals on many Lewis books:

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What's your favorite C.S. Lewis book?

 

 
  • mhall46184

    I'll re-read TIL WE HAVE FACES when the Spark Notes / Cliff's Notes please-help-me is out. For me, the much-faulted THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH is a glorious Narnian-ish romp through a hobo-stew of ideas, images, speculations, mythologies, and faith.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.williston Chris Williston

    Just finished "Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold." Different than any other Lewis I've ever read but completely engaging and sprinkled with genius. I highly recommend it.

    • http://www.brandonvogt.com/ Brandon Vogt

      Totally agree. The book was hauntingly beautiful and I wasn't expecting the Job-like ending. I actually like "Till We Have Faces" more than his Ransom/Space trilogy, a believe that some Lewis fans consider worthy of death.

      • http://www.facebook.com/chris.williston Chris Williston

        Well, we can be led to the slaughter together then because I'm with you 100%.

        My unsolicited two cents on that - so much of the space trilogy is focused on Ransom's experience and the description of the things he sees. Lewis's imgination and ability in describing these things had to be stunning to readers at the time when he wrote it. However, as a twenty-first century reader who has seen all things CGI, it's hard to evoke the same wonder in me. The parts I found most enjoyable about the space trilogy were the relationships and conversations along the way (Ransom's interactions with Hyoi, in particular, come to mind).

        Differently, TWHF is almost entirely driven by relatonships - between Orual and Psyche, the fox, Bardia, her father, Ungit etc. But then there was the layers of meditation on love, hatred, faith, reason... man it was good. At the same time it made me want to keep reading and stop to ponder throughout. That, to me, is a good book.

        • http://www.brandonvogt.com/ Brandon Vogt

          You said it better than I ever could! I thought the trilogy was extremely sluggish, bogged down with drawn-out descriptions of the surrounding worlds. TWHF was slow in it's own way, but was more introspective and thus engaging. The trilogy sauntered, TWHF danced.

          • http://www.facebook.com/chris.williston Chris Williston

            Amen!

          • Mark

            I'm not a fan of the trilogy as a whole, but Perelandra stands alone as a masterpiece. This depiction of an unfallen creation led to my conversion from atheism.

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