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The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
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Jul 23, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011, audiobooks

While I had a bit of a blind spot with the Narnia series (finding it merely okay), everything else I've read by C.S. Lewis has been simply ingenious. By taking a simple device of instructive letters from a senior demon (Screwtape) to his nephew demon-in-training Wormwood, he comes up with an eye-opening analysis of pretentious Christianity verses the real thing. He does this all with an English wit. This edition also includes the sequel short story "Screwtape Proposes a Toast" which expands on the difference between true freedom and "democracy". I look forward to checking out a lot more of C.S. Lewis, and wish there could be more writers like him.
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