Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Magician's Book

The Magician's Book

A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia
By Laura Miller

THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is the story of one reader's long, tumultuous relationship with C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. Enchanted by its fantastic world as a child, prominent critic Laura Miller returns to the series as an adult to uncover the source of these small books' mysterious power by looking at their creator, Clive Staples Lewis. What she discovers is not the familiar, idealized image of the author, but a more interesting and ambiguous truth: Lewis's tragic and troubled childhood, his unconventional love life, and his intense but ultimately doomed friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien. ... more


  1. Donna, this sounds very intriguing. We never know what kind of lives successful author's live. Are their stories an extension of their own ego's or imagination? Hmmm. I bet this is a good read. I wonder what people will write about me one day? :)

  2. Hi Carma...thanks for stopping by. I agree with you. I often wonder this same thing.


  3. Donna, Looks like a cool book- I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the recommendation!

    I love the new look! :)

    All the best,


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