Title: Surprised By Laughter
Author: Terry Lindvall
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis by Terry Lindvall is a thesis on the writing style of C.S. Lewis and his wisdom of wits.
No reader of humor is stranger to the name of C. S. Lewis; his witticism and view of life makes one to think about things in a cerebral way, ponder the general things of day-to-day life along with drowning in the immaculate humor. In this book, author has tried to capture the essence of his work and presented it in a documented form.
Though this book has a dreary start but it improves with every chapter letting the reader engulf in the comical point of view of Lewis. Divided in 6 parts: The Idea and the Legacy, Joy, Fun, The Joke Proper, Satire and Flippancy, and Conclusion; the book is flooded with examples of various types of humor he used in his writing. It won’t be wrong to say this book is just like Lewis would have wanted.
Hypothetically considering, if you are unfamiliar with Lewis, it is advisable to read his work before starting this book to gather a profound idea of what you are dealing with. For people like me who find Lewis as an inspiration, this book will help a lot in teaching more about him and how his faith played an important part in his successful life.
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