A classic work on grief, A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis’s honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. Written after his wife’s tragic death as a way of surviving the “mad midnight moments,” A Grief Observed an unflinchingly truthful account of how loss can lead even a stalwart believer to lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and the inspirational tale of how he can possibly regain his bearings.
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The sample is not a sample of Lewis’ work. It is the foreword. It was by no means helpful. And it is, in fact the most personal (and poorly written foreword) I’ve ever read. So it does not bode well for the book. I am not religious and Lewis is. I was hoping for some insight as to how much god, belief and religion feature in this book. There’s only so much of that I can handle. Alas, the sample is useless and my fears prevail.
Kindle sample is useless!
I can't believe that a "sample" is the foreword. I don't care about the foreword- I care about what the author wrote! I'll go to a real book store & flip through to see if I want it. I'll make the purchase there.
Very Real & Very Strong
To this day nobody, in my opinion, has encapsulated the feeling of deep loss as well as Lewis does in this book. It is so deep and so stunningly honest. One line alone sums up the beauty and gravity of this book and the event it discusses: "Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything." Pure beauty on a page.