Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Friday, August 05, 2011

Screwtape Letters

Just read an essay in the Wall Street Journal about CS Lewis' Screwtape Letters. If you haven't read them, you should give them a try. It is Lewis' look at the concept of the devil and his role in religion. Sounds dry and dull. NO! Uncle Screwtape is a devil and writes letters to his nephew Wormwood, who has been set to earth for the first time. If all theological ideas could be expressed this well and wittily, it would be great. A must

Power surge

I just finished Thayer's Hot Flash Club. It was a quick fluff book, which is something readers need from time to time. However it was not very satisfying fluff. I enjoyed it and will probably read the next book, but the novel needed more development. There was actually a part with a wedding where I went back to see where this came from. I had no clue when it had been arranged or even a small clue that it might have been. In going back I learned I hadn't over looked something. The novel just rushed things too much. I did like the four women though.