Category Archives: Reviews

This is Not the Apocalypse You Are Looking For, but You Might Like the Novel: A Review of “All the Animals on Earth” by Mark Sampson

All the Animals on Earth is a novel by Mark Sampson that I managed to squeeze between the “have-to” reads of my fall semester–a sheer, irresponsible “just because” book. I have admitted that I am something of a fan of … Continue reading

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Review of “C.S. Lewis and the Christian Worldview” by Michael L. Peterson

Note: This is a longer and more conversational version of a review that was published this week in Literature and Theology, which you can find here (free, open access). For those of you who would like a short, tight review, … Continue reading

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Is L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Avonlea a Sequel or a Prequel?

Okay, I admit it: the title question is, at first blush, a little ridiculous. In my article a couple of weeks ago, “Smiles and Laughs from Anne’s Marking Pile, a Quote from L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Avonlea,” I talked about … Continue reading

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George Orwell’s Review of C.S. Lewis’ “That Hideous Strength” (Throwback Thursday)

At A Pilgrim in Narnia we have an occasional feature called “Throwback Thursday.” This is where I find a blog post from the past–raiding either my own blog-hoard or someone else’s–and throw it back out into the digital world. This … Continue reading

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So Much Love by Rebecca Rosenblum (A Review and 10-Minute Book Talk)

So Much Love is an exquisitely crafted book. It is the story of a twentysomething mature student, Catherine, a lover of books who finds her life patterned after the creative and tragic story of a local poet who was killed … Continue reading

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Nnedi Okorafor Deep Future Story for the Moment, Binti

What a discovery Binti has been for me! In Binti (2015), Home (2017), and The Night Masquerade (2018), Dr. Nnedi Okorafor has given us a living, vibrant, complex character in literary SF prose. Binti is the award-winning novella of a young African woman … Continue reading

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L.M. Montgomery’s The Watchman and Other Poems, a Review

The Watchman and Other Poems by L.M. Montgomery My rating: 3 of 5 stars I once heard a speech by Chad Walsh where he described C.S. Lewis as not a “great poet” but an “interesting poet.” I think this description … Continue reading

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House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery by Liz Rosenberg, a Review

House of Dreams: The Life of L. M. Montgomery by Liz Rosenberg My rating: 4 of 5 stars As I have blogged about before, L.M. Montgomery’s life lacked the fairy-tale endings of reward and romance that her characters (for the … Continue reading

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Octavia Butler’s “Fledgling”: A Review

Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler My rating: 4 of 5 stars This generation has seen the reinterpretation of vampire fiction in significant ways as these punk figures went pop. Not since Anne Rice’s 1976 Interview with the Vampire, however, have … Continue reading

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The Faithful Imagination, a Review by Allison McBain Hudson

Ricke, Joe, and Ashley Chu, eds. The Faithful Imagination: Papers from the 2018 Frances White Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends. Hamden, CT: Taylor University, 2019. The title of this volume refers to the theme of the eleventh Biennial … Continue reading

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