Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Screwtape LettersThe Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Satire.

Well, it's not for everyone, but considering that this was meant for uptight Christian prigs from 50 years ago, it's pretty good and timeless.

Enter Satan, AKA Screwtape, and listen to him extolling or deriding his demon nephew on the virtues of corrupting his human charge.

It's okay! Some of it is really funny and some of it just feels dated. But we need to put this kind of thing in its proper time and audience. The points are still valid but the people they're about are all dead. :) ... well, maybe not all, and there's always people more concerned about appearing Christian versus being Christian and most people are remarkably demonstrative about never actually having a real thought in their head, but isn't that the same everywhere? :)

So. It was okay as a satire. Probably much more scathing to the whole world way back when. :)

Big bad Satan giving brotherly advice. LoL.



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