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The Screwtape Letters

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

27 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

Amazing book, outstanding edition

The Screwtape Letters is a book of correspondence, letters from a senior devil named Screwtape to his nephew, a "junior tempter" named Wormwood. It is great literature, and (obviously) quite religious -- brilliantly so, in that it takes the devil's POV to make arguments...
The Screwtape Letters is a book of correspondence, letters from a senior devil named Screwtape to his nephew, a "junior tempter" named Wormwood. It is great literature, and (obviously) quite religious -- brilliantly so, in that it takes the devil's POV to make arguments & observations.

If you want any further info regarding the literary content, consult a librarian or check Wikipedia. The rest of this review will be regarding the additional content of B&N's "The Screwtape Letters - Special Illustrated Edition (Enhanced Edition)".

First of all, this edition (according to other posters) will NOT work on an iPad. Additionally, it will NOT work on my PC (Windows 7) using the Nook for PC program. I suspect the cause of this is that, given all the extra features in this Enhanced nook book, it isn't compatible with the Nook app.

Secondly, I have no idea if this would work on a Nook Simple Touch. My guess is no -- and even if it did, without color, the videos & illustrations probably wouldn't look as great. But I don't work at B&N, so if you need to know, ask a sales rep.

BUT, this nook book DOES work perfectly on both the Nook Color (according to another reviewer) and on the Nook Tablet (which I can attest to).

So, with the specs out of the way:
This Enhanced nook book is absolutely amazing, and I am so glad I bought it.

It has the complete text of the Letters, plus the text of "Screwtape Proposes a Toast" (also by C. Lewis, though published later). But all that you can find in most other editions.
What's amazing about this one is the enhanced content: illustrations of Screwtape at the start of each chapter, and of Wormwood scattered throughout; videos with relevant historical and literary info, biographical info about the author, and more; and audio clips with recordings from famous performance of The Screwtape Letters, as well as interviews and a lot more.

To conclude, this is an incredible work of literature, greatly deserving of high-quality enhanced features. And this edition has delivered on that, beyond even my wildest dreams. BRAVO!

posted by 7520175 on September 1, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

CS Lewis captures the devil's helper perfectly!

What an interesting way to see what the devil is having his helpers do to us in the background. If you read it, and think about it, you will see that these things ARE happening in either your life, or of people you know! What an insightful person was CS Lewis - this m...
What an interesting way to see what the devil is having his helpers do to us in the background. If you read it, and think about it, you will see that these things ARE happening in either your life, or of people you know! What an insightful person was CS Lewis - this must have been an extremely difficult book to write!

posted by Janihall on March 12, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Don't buy for iPad

    Nowhere does it make it clear that this will not work on an iPad. The description states it is for nook and nook apps; hello what do you think I have on my iPad, an APP. Save yourself the hassle of getting a refund.

    5 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    WILL NOT WORK ON IPAD!!!!

    WILL NOT WORK ON IPAD!!!!

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Didnt work for me

    For some reason my nook said it could not read this format. Dont waste your money trying to buy the less expensive version when there are other options.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    BLAHBLAHBLAH!!!!!!!

    The begining is very good but it gets to the point where i dont want to read it so if you know whats good for you take the free sample first and if you like it THEN buy it!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Nessa

    Dustin,
    Can youu go to our old bk? I posted something...u don even hav to reply. I jus want u to read it.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2007

    More Christian Propaganda from a Master Propagandist

    Mr C.S.Lewis, in an effort to promote Christianity to the 'unsaved' masses has written a curious little tale about an apprentice devil and the advice his 'uncle' gives him on how to capture a person's soul, and if that fails and ones charge 'converts' you can still slip him up or make him lose his faith. This story proves that these Christian fellows sure know the mind of the Devil and his minions well, so well in fact, it makes you wonder who they hang out with when the moon is full. The poor Christians would have nothing to do if it weren't for Old Nick. I guess that's why one of LaVey's Satanic statements runs like this: 'Satan is the best friend the church has ever had as he's kept it in business all these years' Too bad Christians don't know the mind of God at all! In fact, none of them would recognize the Almighty if he, she or it came up and kicked them in the derriere. The stupid theology woven into this tale is absurd beyond reckoning. I must confess my amazement of such a waste of talent as a writer to promulgate such drivel. If you are going to write fiction, try to tell a good story and keep the bogus religious philosophy out of it, please!

    0 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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