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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'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 3 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 11 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 13 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 16 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 17 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
I cannot say enough about this incredible piece of literature. Part memoir, part criticism, Laura Miller inspired me through these pages.Published 20 months ago by Aaron Kappel
Narnia, the jumbled, beautiful, mishmash of a world invented by C.S. Lewis, has acted as neat segway for a generation of writers to a reality beyond the too-easy padding of modern... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Adrian Boland