Thursday, July 10, 2008
Nick Milne of The Daily Kraken blog has posted a review of my new book Conversations with C.S. Lewis. Milne writes, in part:
Robert Velarde's Conversations with C.S. Lewis is not an academic book - though it is a scholarly and well-researched one - and could instead be described as a work of historical fantasy. Perhaps. It's also a work of creative biography, a riff on The Great Divorce and the Divine Comedy, and a highly practical introduction to Lewis' general philosophies disguised as a pleasant little novel ... The most important thing is that Velarde manages to capture Lewis' "voice," as it were, very well. Those who have read much of his works before will recognize many of the same cadences at work in both the real and the fictional Jack. This is no small feat in and of itself, quite apart from the book's other successes ... ideally suited to those for whom a brief and enjoyable introduction to Lewis would be just the ticket ... also a pleasurable read for those already familiar with Jack and his works ...
Many thanks to Nick Milne. Read the entire review here.