Thursday, March 26, 2009

Letters from Hell

The Screwtape Letters for a new generation, Letters from Hell.


  1. Thanks for the link! I am so following this story. :D I adored the Screwtape Letters (and Lewis in general), and it'll be interesting to see how the writer develops her counterpoint.

    Reminds me of a pair of books I got to study side by side in a college lit class. One was Jane Eyre, which I'd read before, and the other was Wide Sargasso Sea, which is a possible backstory for what's his name's "crazy" first wife.

    For Bronte, the crazy first wife was a narrative device who didn't need to be developed. Jane doesn't spare much thought for what might have happened to Bertha or why she went insane. But Rhys identified with her, and felt she must have had a story equally worth telling. A person totally committed to beliefs that put them on the "right" side of the afterlife can find it just as easy to think of nonbelievers as narrative devices.

  2. I love this blog, it's awesome!

    I loved Wide Sargasso Sea, because I felt that the first wife was by far the most interesting character from Jane Eyre. Of course, I felt that the wrong guy died in A Tale of Two Cities, and I cannot for the life of me figure out why he loved the woman- she was so niceynice BORING.

  3. can i recommend to you the book "Job" by Robert Heinlein?

    i mean, the narrator *IS* essentially a fundy Christian - but he gets over it!

  4. *checks amazon, adds to wish list* anyone want to donate to the Buy PF Some Books fund?

  5. when's your BDay?

    cuz i will totally buy anyone a Heinlein book for their BDay, as long as they will read it :)

  6. December 13th. (Damn winter solstice, always screwing with my birthday!)


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