Tag Archives: Neil Gaiman

3 Pop Culture References to The Great Divorce

While there seems to be no end to C.S. Lewis fans, biographers, and bloggers—like the digital network connected with A Pilgrim in Narnia—I have found surprisingly few pop culture references to Lewis’ books other than Narnia and The Screwtape Letters. … Continue reading

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Digital Dust? Thoughts on my 300th Post

300 posts. Wow. When I began this project, I had little sense of an end in sight. It really began as a way of reading C.S. Lewis out loud. Over time, as my roots have deepened, the tree has branched … Continue reading

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“Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to be Said” by C.S. Lewis

This post is part of an ongoing series Called Writing Wednesdays.  Perhaps no one would be more surprised than C.S. Lewis himself at the success of his classic children’s stories, The Chronicles of Narnia. Hundreds of millions of copies of … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman is a Jerk, and a review of The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman is a jerk. Well, I don’t really mean that. But honestly, how many beautiful ideas is a guy allowed to have in a lifetime? There’s Coroline and American Gods, not to mention and incredible array of short stories, … Continue reading

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I Need Help With “I,” Or Thoughts on Literary Segregation and the 1st Person Narrative

This post is part of an ongoing series Called Writing Wednesdays. I would love your comments below! It’s hard to know where some prejudices develop. My bias against bad drivers—something we Prince Edward Islanders specialize in—came to me slowly. I’m … Continue reading

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The Obscure Writings of C.S. Lewis, Jr.

Far from scandalous, the story of C.S. Lewis’s late-in-life son is tale of great sadness and ultimately literary frustration. C.S. Lewis, Jr.—called “Little Jack” by all those who knew the family—was the surprise pregnancy of Joy Davidson Lewis. Tragically, her … Continue reading

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Turtles All the Way Down: Discworld Conversations About The Origins of the Universe

To say that I’m a fan of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld is an understatement. Among the humorous fantasy writers, Terry Pratchett has pride of place. At his right and left hand are Douglas Adams in sheer satiric glory, and Neil Gaiman, … Continue reading

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