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From The New Yorker
I recommend this book highly to anyone who loves Narnia, and would encourage fellow Christians to read it as well.
There apparently exists a fairly common perception that the Christian subtext of Lewis's work means that the work is somehow "owned" by Christian readers.
Its partly a biography of Lewis and his friends, including J.R.R. Tolkien, and partly critical analysis of the Narnia books.
I couldn't get past the intro, where she repeatedly mentioned that adults -- especially members of the intelligentsia like her -- are always ashamed of loving children's fantasy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by N. W. McClure
As a bookish Jewish child, I enjoyed the Narnia books very much as a youngster and re-read them often until I was perhaps 10 or 11. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andrew in Denver
I'm a huge Narnia fan and this book really came alive on the page for me - it was like she was reading my thoughts in passages. Mr. Tumnus is my favorite character as well. Read morePublished 7 months ago by I. Sondel
The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventure in Narnia, by Laura Miller
Despite the subtitle, this book is not just for readers of C.S. Lewis. Read more
This is a great book, but you definitely need to be a Narnia fan to get the full benefit of it (maybe even to get any benefit, but I can'[t say that for sure). Read morePublished 16 months ago by B. Baur
I am generally more attracted to fiction than nonfiction, but this was a delightful read. I very much relate to the author's experience of the Narnia series and found the book... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Atara
I suspect this book taught me more about C. S. Lewis and his dreams than Lewis himself knew. Read it!Published 21 months ago by K GLADSTONE
Not just for lovers of C.S. Lewis, Laura Miller delves in to what it means to be a reader, to be a reader who cares about meaning and existence, and most of all, a reader who looks... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Tired Old Teacher
DIDN'T FINISH THE SAMPLE!!!!!!!
DO NOT READ
IT IS JUST A PERSONAL NARITIVE
I DON'T LIKE THE BOOK
THAT IS BORING