There’s a book with the same title, by C.S. Lewis.

Kina skimmed through the book- really all I needed to do. I got the main points.

Can’t remember all the loves, one is friendship, another is eros. Friendship love, was the best kind of love there was, according to C.S. Lewis. So, where am I going with this?

C.S. Lewis met J.R.R. Tolkien. They became great friends. Then, something happened…

C.S. Lewis, well- he married Joy Davidman. Okay, so what, Philip. Well, guess what- Joy mother fucking Davidman had already been married to William Lindsay Gresham. That’s right, they even conceived children together. William Lindsay Gresham wrote NIGHTMARE ALLEY, then committed suicide shortly there after.

Here’s more.

Joy and William attempted to become spiritual, or religious (I guess) to help William overcome his addiction to alcohol. Joy and William stumbled up C.S. Lewis. And Joy, by God, had the hots for C.S.

She abandoned William, and shacked up with C.S. Lewis. Yeah, brought the kids over to England, too. And that was the final straw for poor William.

J.R.R. Tolkien Goddamn well knew about this little affair, as I’m sure he’d of called it. And J.R.R. DID NOT approve.

The friendship, the great friendship they had, was no more. See though, J.R.R. was a gentleman, to the extent that is proper for those of us in the industry. But, he also criticized C.S. Lewis as a hack writer of fiction. Dunno, probably bashed his non-fiction as well.

There’s more to the story, but you weren’t in that class I was in, were you? See, I paid for that class. And yes, I learned much.

While C.S. Lewis remains, in some ways, someone’s voice that I hear from time to time, I don’t approve of what C.S. Lewis was a part of regarding Joy and William. He should’ve left well enough alone, but… he didn’t.

I’m not here to judge anyone. But C.S.? Not my kinda guy.

Although, he did make a solid point of things, here and there. He just couldn’t take his own advice. So there. It is what it is.

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