23 March 2012

The Screwtape Letters - CS Lewis

I'm currently reading this 1941 epistolary novel (that's a novel of documents) by CS Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia - I recently finished the very good The Magician's Nephew.

For those of you not familiar with it, Screwtape is a bunch of letters from a senior devil (Screwtape) to his junior devil nephew (Wormwood) advising the latter on how to keep people away from "The Enemy" - God, taking place around the early part of the Second World War.

As a Christian (like Lewis was), I'm finding this novel really thought provoking and illuminating about the behaviour of others and myself. Would recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it before - even if they're not a Christian.

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