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Surprised by Laughter

Surprised by Laughter The Comic World of C.S. Lewis

By Terry Lindvall
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.21 Stars

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On 4/12 Courtney A wrote: My husband-to-be, Jon Anderegg, supplied the book review for my current BookSneeze selection. He is quite the fan of C.S. Lewis, so I thought it would be appropriate. His reaction is below:In his life, C. S. Lewis was surprised by joy. Terry Lindvall, in his book Surprised by Laughter, recounts how ... Surprised by Laughter

Courtney A's Rating:

5 Stars

On 3/31 skyblueseagreen wrote: Every thing about this book cover and title appealed to me: “Surprised”, “Laughter”—I love surprises and love to laugh; “Comic”—right up there with laughter; “C.S. Lewis”—one of my favorite authors ever; and the cover, showing the juvenile markings of kooky glasses, a spiralling ... Book Review of Surprised by Laughter: the Comic World of C.S. Lewis by Terry Lindvall, PH.D.

skyblueseagreen's Rating:

5 Stars

On 2/27 HstyLvr72 wrote: I was pleasantly surprised to find this book full of concepts that rang so true in my head and my heart that I had to go back and read them again.  Truth be told, I will have to go back and read the whole book again, and possibly again, to finally be able to absorb all that this book has to offer.  ... Book #8

HstyLvr72's Rating:

5 Stars

On 2/12 Robert Stump wrote: The WarningSurprised by Laughter is not a funny book.  It might be well to at to the subtitle A Serious Look at. . . The buyer would at least have some cave emptor before finding himself holding a very unfunny book about a hilarious man.  This would have the added benefit of reflecting ... Suprised by Laughter: Not a funny book

Robert's Rating:

5 Stars

On 2/6 Darlene Messenger wrote: As a lover of literature, especially that of C.S. Lewis, this book was a delight. Written by Terry Lindvall. Phd, this is the definitive work on the writings of C.S. Lewis. Full of anecdotes, historical facts and quotes by Lewis, we step into Lewis' world; a world full of magical places, creatures and ... Review of " Surprised By Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis by Terry Lindvall. PHD

Darlene's Rating:

5 Stars

On 1/19 Shelly wrote: Great book about C.S. Lewis and his life that went from being an atheist in childhood to a Christian as an adult and even became well know as a theologian. His sense of humor was well known in everything he wrote from letters, toe speeches, to books and it was the humor that broke the barriers for everyone ... Suprised by Laughter

Shelly's Rating:

5 Stars

On 1/13 Nick Don wrote: This trade paperback is a beautiful new edition of a book published in 1996. In 2012, perhaps, we need more laughter and to better understand laughter than we did in that idyllic pre-9/11 era. Lindvall delivers both in this book, which he describes as an encyclopedia of Lewis's use of humor in his writing. ... More Than an Overview

Nick Don's Rating:

5 Stars

On 12/3 Emma Falcon wrote: Review of Surprised by Laughter : The Comic World  of CS Lewis by Terry LindvallRating : 4/5 starsI love CS Lewis, so quite naturally when I saw this on the Booksneeze website, I ordered it immediately. It's taken me over four months to read through this book, it's gigantic, but it's quite ... Review of Surprised by Laughter : The Comic World of CS Lewis by Terry Lindvall

Emma Falcon's Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/15 Logan Bathurst wrote: This book is probably one with which you would NOT want to be surprised by. You might expect a joyful read about a great author who had a well developed sense of humour. However whether it surprises you or not what you will read is a scholarly discussion that explores Lewis' humour that is more text ... Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis

Logan's Rating:

4 Stars

On 6/6 TraciB wrote: A college level study on the comedy of C.S. Lewis? Not what I was expecting. Terry Lindvall, Ph.D., has written a number of books examining laughter, satire and popular film culture as they relate to religion. This is one of those tomes. I’m a fan of C.S. Lewis, particularly the Narnia chronicles ... Challenging Read

TraciB's Rating:

4 Stars