Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Giveaway-The Magician's Book by Laura Miller

I have one copy of The Magician's Book by Laura Miller. Please leave a comment below to enter and be sure to leave an email so that I can contact you. The giveaway is open to US only and no PO Box addresses please. The winner will be chosen on December 1.

Book Summary:
THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is the story of one reader's long, tumultuous relationship with C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. As a child, Laura Miller read and re-read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and its sequels countless times, and wanted nothing more that to find her own way to Narnia. In her skeptical teens, a casual reference to the Chronicles's Christian themes left her feeling betrayed and alienated from the stories she had come to know and trust. Years later, convinced that "the first book we fall in love with shapes us every bit as much as the first person we fall in love with," Miller returns to Lewis's classic fantasies to see what mysteries Narnia still holds for adult eyes--and is captured in an entirely new way.

In her search to uncover the source of these small books' mysterious power, Miller looks to their creator, Clive Staples Lewis. What she discovers is not the familiar, idealized image of the author, but a man who stands in stark contrast to his whimsical creation-scarred by a tragic and troubled childhood, Oxford educated, a staunch Christian, and a social conservative, armed with deep prejudices.

THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is an intellectual adventure story, in which Miller travels to Lewis's childhood home in Ireland, the possible inspiration for Narnia's landscape; unfolds his intense friendship with J.R.R.Tolkien, a bond that led the two of them to create the greatest myth-worlds of modern times; and explores Lewis's influence on writers like Neil Gaiman, Jonathan Franzen, and Philip Pullman. Finally reclaiming Narnia "for the rest of us," Miller casts the Chronicles as a profoundly literary creation, and the portal to a life-long adventure in books, art, and the imagination. Erudite, wide-ranging, and playful, THE MAGICIAN'S BOOK is for all who live in thrall to the magic of books.


  1. Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  2. I love all the Narnia books, so would love to read this. Please enter me.

    ludeluh at yahoo dot com

  3. I would love to read this.

  4. Please count me in too.

  5. please enter me, I would love to win this one
    copperllama at yahoo dot com

  6. I have had several friends who went through the same thing as the author in that they felt dismayed when they found out about the Christian allegorical layer in the Narnia series. So this book sounds very interesting. Count me in!

    - Christy

    litlcatfeet at hotmail dot com

  7. Please sign me up -I love all the Narnia books.

    thank you

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  8. Wow, this story sounds amazing. Thank you for the chance!

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  9. this looks wonderful thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

  10. This sounds so good. I would love to be entered. Thanks for the chance.

  11. Interesting plot. Would love to be entered.

  12. I love the colors in the cover.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  13. Narnia is one of my favorite childhood books-so please sign me up and thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Hmm, interesting. I'd love a chance to win.