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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 6/10 Benny515 wrote: If you're anything like me, you are probably looking into this book with some idea that it is going to be a humorous tale about the life and inspirations of C. S. Lewis. Terry Lindvall's "Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C. S. Lewis" read more like a college textbook than something that should ... Book Review: "Surprised by Laughter"

Benny515's Rating:

1 Stars

On 6/9 Hope wrote: "No one's laughing at God, we're all laughing with God."-Regina Spektor"Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis" by Terry Linovall is a collection of quotes and excerpts by C.S. Lewis, showing pieces in Lewis' writing about his sense of humor and how humor can be found in anything. Yes, ... Summer Reads: Surprised by Laughter

Hope's Rating:

2 Stars

On 6/7 Tim wrote: This book is not for the casual CS Lewis fan. It's more than 450 pages! It's not the next step after reading Mere Christianity. Further, if you are not familiar with Lewis' personality, sarcasm and wit, this might not be that interesting to you ... This is for the real CS Lewis fan ... My Review of Surprised By Laughter by Terry Lindvall

Tim's Rating:

3 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

On 6/1 junnel aranas wrote: Surprised by LaughterThe Comic World of C.S. LewisBy Terry LindvallPublished by Thomas NelsonIt is easy to read and quite accessible for younger readers. It is a book that you will want to read more than once and prayerfully put into practice. The power behind the book is not the author but the ... Surprised by Laughter

junnel aranas' Rating:

4 Stars

On 5/24 Literary Genius wrote: "Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C. S. Lewis" by Terry Lindvall PH.D. is a comprehensive look at the humor of C.S. Lewis. I have always been curious about the life of C.S. Lewis, what a better place to start then a surprising dissertation on his humor. Terry Lindvall has pieced together the ... The Long Laugh

Literary Genius' Rating:

3 Stars

On 4/23 Justine Hostetler wrote: This book was indeed a surprise to me. From the title, I expected a light and comic work, something easy to read that would make me laugh. This was anything but. The 454 pages of text were more of a scholarly treatise, well thought-out and well written but ponderous at times. Somehow, dissecting ... Review for "Surprised By Laughter" by Terry Lindvall, Ph.D

Justine's Rating:

2 Stars

On 4/23 Meg Norred wrote: In “Surprised by Laughter: The Comic Life of C.S. Lewis” by Terry Linvall, the sense of humor of C. S. Lewis is studied in depth and ranges from his choice in books to his love of life. I was captivated by Linvall’s knowledge of C.S. Lewis and his works. Lewis is fascinating and by looking at how ... Review of a Book About C.S. Lewis

Meg's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/20 Kristy Crisler wrote: I was a little surprised when I received this book; how on earth could someone discuss Lewis's comedy for 450 pages? The answer lies in the depth delved by Dr. Lindvall into this topic. For every humorous character, witty poem, and amusing opinion Lewis offered, Lindvall gave a history, related writings ... Surprised By Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis

Kristy's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/19 Reid wrote: I love CS Lewis so I was excited to read this book. It didn't disappoint. It takes a serious look into the life of Lewis and what shaped him and what he shaped as well. It's about 450 pages and is quite well-researched. The end of chapter notes and bibliography is impressive and he does CS. Lewis justice ... Surprised By Laughter

Reid 's Rating:

4 Stars