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The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
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Nov 27, 2010

really liked it
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I absolutely loved this book. I laughed, I blurted out loud "HA!"s between classes and generally forgot about time and place. It's very, VERY good book. My only concern with this review is on my side; I had a goal to get through it in three days, which I did. Thus, there were some parts I read through without the attention I probably should have devoted to it. I don't usually like writing reviews where the fault is with me; but alas, here I am.

As for content, CS Lewis has, as always, very well thought-out arguments and a logical approach to his content. There were a couple minor instances where I disagreed with ever-so-slightly, but I had no concerns even close to major. If you want to compare this to his other works, I find it's slightly weaker than his later books.. But that does in no way mean this is poor craftmanship. Surely, to improve with time is a positive thing, and you cannot hold that against him.

All in all, I loved it and I'd recommend it to anyone who doesn't mind a theoretical approach to things.
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Quotes Kjersti Liked

C.S. Lewis
“A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.”
C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain


Reading Progress

November 27, 2010 – Shelved
November 27, 2010 – Shelved as: books-i-own
January 12, 2011 – Started Reading
January 12, 2011 –
page 16
9.09%
January 12, 2011 –
page 27
15.34%
January 12, 2011 –
page 50
28.41% "I LOVE how this one slid Kite Runner off my "currently reading"-list. That one has been bugging me, considering I can't really read more tha...moreI LOVE how this one slid Kite Runner off my "currently reading"-list. That one has been bugging me, considering I can't really read more than a third at the time... And I'd rather read it all during a short time span than over several months and lose the flow altogether."
January 12, 2011 –
page 50
28.41% "Such a marvellous read.. (And I LOVE how this one slid Kite Runner off my "currently reading"-list. That one has been bugging me...)"
January 13, 2011 –
page 65
36.93%
January 13, 2011 –
page 91
51.7% ""Some enlightened people would like to banish all conceptions of retribution or desert from their theory of punishment and place its value wholly in the deterrence of others or the reform of the criminal himself. They do not see that by doing so they render all punishment unjust.""
January 13, 2011 –
page 120
68.18%
January 14, 2011 –
page 150
85.23%
January 14, 2011 – Finished Reading

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