Sunday, May 1, 2011

Till We Have Faces Book review

Title: Till We Have Faces
Author: C. S. Lewis
1st Published: 1956
My Rating: 20/5!!!!!! (I love this book!)

The famed author of The Chronicles of Narnia and a science-fiction trilogy tells his most compelling and eloquent narrative in this reworking of the myth of Cupid and Psyche. - The back of the book

" 'Till We Have Faces' should prove to be the most widely read, as it is the most brilliant, of Mr. Lewis' four novels." -Catholic World (I got this from the back of the book too, and could not agree more with this quote!)

I really don't know where to start with this book, all the characters our wonderful and spectacular! I loved the main character as I could identify with her feelings as an older sister. The other characters were very real. I love this retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche. The story comes alive in your mind and you can't put the book down! I was upset when ever I had to go do something that took me away from it.

This book put me through a lot emotionally. I know that sounds weird, but I was able to really feel how the main character felt, You would be really happy at one point and completely heart broken and crying the next, then you would get super mad at some characters, I had to get up and walk a little at one point to cool off. By the time I finished to book I was emotionally drained and exhausted. I have never had that with a book before!

I see how this book seems to question what people believe in. In particular the gods, such as the Greek and Roman kind of gods. It questions Greek philosophy.

This passage particularly struck me.....'I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice? Only words, words; to be led out to battle against other words. Long did I hate you, long did I fear you. I might-' The passage cuts of here. I can see how this can relate to Christianity. This book over all is one big question of what is true. There is no mention of Christianity but I think we can see how it would fit in.
Over all this is one of the best book I have ever read and I would read it again, and again, and again! I would highly recommend it to all people!

"I laughed, I cried, it moved me Bob." to quote Larry from Veggie Tales.

Christ is Risen!!!


  1. Great review. I've not read this one of Lewis' books (I've actually read very little Lewis) and it sounds really good.

    I liked the last line of your review too :)

  2. I loved that book.
    I also use that Veggie Tales quote constantly and no one ever knows what I'm talking about. Thanks for making my day with that. : )