To begin with, no previous writer has, to my knowledge, created an imaginary world and a feigned history in such detail. Allen and Unwin.
But their friendship was as epic as their stories and what they created was vitally important, especially at that time. Now, I understand if someone doesn't want to fight, especially in the World Wars, but to bitch and complain before anything has happened and about trivial stuff at that, and above all in such an apparently arrogant manner direct quotes from letters Lewis wrote to his fatherall while hundreds of thousands of men, women and children die - that is despicable.
Tolkien continues the imaginative history of the imaginary world to which he introduced us in his earlier book but in a manner suited to adults, to those, that is, between the ages of 12 and Plus, Tolkien doesn't shove religion down our throats as much as Lewis does in at least some of the Narnia stories.
Introduced to one another at a faculty meeting at Oxford University, the pair bonded over a shared interest in Norse mythology and went on to become close friends, each aiding the other in the creation of his iconic fictional world.
He can cover more ground in an episode that lasts only three pages than Tolkien is able to in one of this twenty-page chapters, and he can create a more disquieting impression by a reference to something that is never described than Tolkien through his whole demonology.
Nobody seems to have a moderate opinion: either, like myself, people find it a masterpiece of its genre or they cannot abide it, and among the hostile there are some, I must confess, for whose literary judgment I have great respect.
Both authors make great points about personal courage, perseverance, honour and integrity again, funny to see this in Lewis' work now that I know of his character, I really didn't like what he wrote to his father.
I liked the description of what people thought and felt at the beginning of although some assumptions can be disputed, again the author blames "godlessness"during and after the war.One is puzzled to know why the author should have supposed he was writing for adults. Read other non-fiction books about WWI I will, shortly and then maybe some of the interviews with these authors separately, or simply enjoy their stories and draw your own conclusions - the author of this book didn't do anything else either after all. A few of these may have been put off by the first forty pages of the first chapter of the first volume in which the daily life of the hobbits is described; this is light comedy and light comedy is not Mr. For the most part such characterizations as Dr. Auden is his own special preoccupation with the legendary theme of the Quest. To make clear what I mean: Lewis was a man I could not have liked. Lewis and Auden. What I believe has misled Mr. At the end of this long romance, I had still no conception of the wizard Gandalph, who is a cardinal figure, had never been able to visualize him at all.
However, maybe due to the fact that the authors can no longer be asked, most is simple speculation. Tolkien and C.