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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 3/3 Alvi wrote: I had just finished reading C.S. Lewis’s autobiographical “Surprised by Joy” when I came across this book. Something noticeable throughout Lewis’s work is his contagious sense of humor and his comedic outlook on life and humanity. The sheer brilliance of his work often overshadows the incredible ... Surprised by Laughter

Alvi's Rating:

3 Stars

On 2/29 Sarah wrote: When one says "C.S. Lewis," one often things of classic stories such as The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe or Mere Christianity. Within these stories, one rarely thinks of humor or a lighthearted nature. In his book Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis, Terry Lindvall Ph.D. looks at ... Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis by Terry Lindvall, Ph.D.

Sarah's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/29 Sam Isaacson wrote: This book is a study into C.S. Lewis’ approach to humour. The author acknowledges that in reality dissecting a joke stops it from being funny, so attempts instead to simply present Lewis’ ideas in their purest form, quoting from him liberally and attempting to communicate to the reader what he really ... Surprised by Laughter by Terry Lindvall

Sam's Rating:

4 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 2/26 Jenn wrote: I knew that I had to read this book when it became available. I have great respect for C. S. Lewis and his writing. This is a book about the joy and laughter C. S. Lewis found in things and how he expressed these emotions in his writings. It also explores the works other writers who were influential ... Surprised by Laughter: the Comic World of C. S. Lewis by Terry Lindvall

Jenn's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/22 Sylvie Branch wrote: Surprised by Laughter is not funny, now that was a surprise. The first chapter really held up this review. Terry Lindvall, Ph.D wrote the intro with a very heavy hand. It reads more like a philosophy text book, rather than a biography, but, with that said, I liked it. The book is divided into 6 parts; ... Surprised by serious book

Sylvie Branch 's Rating:

4 Stars

On 2/22 Sally Drinnon wrote: Here is another one of those hard reviews. I hate writing about books that I didn't like. I'm always afraid that someone will not give a book a good look if I say that it was awful. Do you like how much faith I have in my power of influence? That being said, I did not like this book even one little ... Book Review: Surprised By Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis by Terry Lindvall Ph.D.

Sally's Rating:

2 Stars

On 2/22 Woody wrote: Surprised By Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis by Terry Linovall- PH.D I have to admit this is one book I struggled through. Besides reading his Narnia series when I was younger, this was another first. I was expecting more Lewis readings than just a commentary on his thoughts and what not on ... Surprised by Laughter

Woody's Rating:

2 Stars

On 2/21 Kassie17 wrote: C.S. Lewis was a man who sought Christ and wanted to share Him with others all over the world. He did this by writing about Christ, and has been known for some great works such as Mere Christianity, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Screwtape Letters. I am myself a Lewis fan, so when I saw that I had ... Surprised By Laughter: the Comic World of C.S.Lewis

Kassie17's Rating:

1 Stars

On 2/18 Kari Scare wrote: This book offers a lot of detail and a unique perspective into the life of C.S. Lewis. The approach of looking at his life through the lens of humor and laughter is unique and one that would be worthwhile for to do for other individuals as well. However... Very detailed but tough to get through.

Kari's Rating:

3 Stars