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The Magician's Book by Laura Miller
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Feb 22, 2009

it was ok
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Read in March, 2009

At the beginning I liked it, but got bogged down in the middle & just sort of skimmed it to the end. Like the author, the Chronicles of Narnia werfe among my favorite books as a child. Like her, I never saw the alleged Christian imagery and, frankly, still don't (other than the sacrifice & resurrection of Aslan in The Lion, The Withch, And The Wardrobe), even though I am a Christian. And like her, I felt sort of betrayed when I found out it was supposed to be there -- though I felt better when I couldn't find it & figure it's being put on there by others because C.S.Lewis is who he is (a Christian Apologetic). But she seems to be rather more bitter than I ever became and though she says she's reconciled to it in her adult years, in this book she paints the books & Lewis with a fairly heavy, harsh brush. Also it's rather longer than it need be for interest. Wordy. But it is interesting to read of the influences on Lewis that colored the book & of his friendship with JRR Tolkien. It's not a horrible book, and it started out well, but it didn't maintain my interest very well.
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