On Writing (and Writers)

A Miscellany of Advice and Opinions
C.S. Lewis
Pages: 189
Suggested By: Sent by the Publisher
Date Started: July 8, 2023
Date Finished: July 9, 2023
2h 45m 30s
Reason Book was Chosen:
This book was sent to me by the publisher and since C.S. Lewis is my favorite author, I'll bite.

My Thoughts

Every now and then, I think maybe C. S. Lewis isn’t my favorite author, but then I pick up his writing and remember why he holds that place in my life. This was such a neat and concise collection of Lewis quotes and essays. I learned about his writing style (he gathers various images in his head and then attempts to connect them via story), his thoughts about The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (utterly fascinating, he predicted both would become classics), and his analysis of authors and their works (“I can’t bear Walt Whitman.”). I plan to read all of Lewis at some point in the future, but in the meantime, this is the perfect way to imbibe his thoughts on writing and writers.

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