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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 1/14 Feminine Farmgirl wrote: For C.S. Lewis, merriment was serious business, and like no book before it, Surprised by Laughter explains why. Author Terry Lindvall takes readers on a highly amusing and deeply meaningful journey through the life and letters of one of the most beloved Christian thinkers and writers. As Lindvall shows, ... Found it too boring

Feminine Farmgirl's Rating:

3 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 10/2 Michael Johnstone wrote: I recently finished reading a book that really encouraged me; Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis written by Terry Lindvall. While the book is a thick academic tome, I believe it really discusses some of the necessities of humor in a very accessible way. This is not a book that you read ... Tough read...but worth it!

Michael's Rating:

3 Stars

On 10/1 Book Lover wrote: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through their BookSneeze program.  This book talks about the humor that is found in much of C. S. Lewis's work.  The author is trying to show us why Lewis found laughter so important, and what part it played in his work and in ... Surprised By Laughter: The Comic World of C. S. Lewis by Terry Lindvall, PH.D.

Book Lover's Rating:

2 Stars

On 9/29 Tegan wrote: When one hears the name “C.S. Lewis”, many thoughts might come to mind – humor, Christianity, satire, wit and more. Lewis is the author who penned The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters and more. But how many of his readers really know him? The man behind lion Aslan, the once atheist and ... Surprised by Laughter by Terry Lindvall Ph.D. - Book Review

Tegan's Rating:

2 Stars

On 8/25 Sean Hagey wrote: Surprised by Laughter an attempt to take a peek into the lighter side of one of my all time favorite authors, CS Lewis. The author examines the four types of humor that Lewis used in his writings and demonstrated in his life. The author uses quotes and segments from Lewis’s own writings to show “the ... Surprised by Laughter by Terry Lindvall

Sean's Rating:

2 Stars

On 8/7 ThatGuyKC wrote: I never thought I’d read an academic book about laughter that would keep my attention, but Dr. Lindvall’s dry humor, conversational tone and insight into the work of C.S. Lewis was fascinating. While the book clocks in at 496 pages it isn’t for the faint of heart. However, it’s much less like ... Surprised by Laughter

ThatGuyKC's Rating:

3 Stars

On 8/4 Elizabeth Harris wrote: Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis I got this book free for blogging about it at Booksneeze.com I was hoping for a light fun engaging uplifting for my trip overseas; then I got it. It is huge! And by a PhD. I took me a while to pick it up again but while often it is wordy, I am glad ... Not a Laughing Matter

Elizabeth's Rating:

2 Stars

On 8/1 janiemariek wrote: You might be familiar with Lewis children’s author, Lewis the sci-fi author, or Lewis the theologian, but Lewis the…comedian? Terry Lindvall’s new book Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C. S. Lewis reveals a new side of the famed British author and Oxford don. Though not considered an ... Cheers and Tears — Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C. S. Lewis

janiemariek's Rating:

2 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