The Definitive Collection of Lewis’s Short Works of Fiction
This collection of stories features some of Lewis’s incomplete manuscripts that he himself never got a chance to see published. That is he passed away before they ever hit the shelves. Its never even mentioned that he wanted them published but a fan of his or probably even more so a pupil or a mentee of his found collected put published it for him, probably wanting the world too know about his other great works.
Stating that they are incomplete I do not lie in the least, though some may be complete they just do not conclude well. Yet there are some especially the longer titles that have missing pages in between and certainly end somewhere in the middle of the story. But this is what makes the book all that much more cool to own.
The Collection includes foremost ‘The Dark Tower’ which comprises the bulk of the pages and some other shorter stories: ‘The Man Born Blind’, ‘The Shoddy Lands’, ‘Ministering Angels’, ‘Forms of things unknown’, and ‘After Ten Years’. My favorite by far had to be the ‘The Dark Tower’ and ‘The Shoddy Lands’. These not only made the most since to me but the offered some sort of futuristic psychological theme that had me quite entertained. the others fell short in the way of mostly being hard to understand and not having much of a conclusion to wrap of the plot of the whole thing.
I have read two others of C.S. Lewis’s works, that being the ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ and ‘The Screw Tape Letters’ with the last of these mentioned being my all time favorite. I could clearly see the the Christian theme in the ‘Screw Tape Letters’ which I imagine why C.S. Lewis is so held highly for. Yet in the collection I am reviewing now it was seldom and hard to draw out a christian theme if he intended one anyways.