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On Stories by C.S. Lewis
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Dec 03, 2011

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Read from December 03 to 08, 2011

This is a collection of vignettes concerning what Lewis feels about the art of a story, or more so, the art of enjoying a story not because it is just so gosh darn exciting, but because you just enjoy reading a good story.

Also included is an essay on how words have changed their real meaning over time, to Lewis' disappointment.

I DO enjoy reading for readings sake..but my modern mind MUST have a connection and sense of anticipation and excitement to the story. I can't just read a book of poetry and enjoy it. It's just not my thing.

Lewis, on the other hand, could.

Lots of good stuff in here, but still only 3 stars.
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