Blue Screen

The book’s back cover correctly proclaims, “Starr shines a new and illuminating light on one of Lewis’s most intriguing stories.” But the real life story of how the manuscript appeared out of nowhere two decades after Lewis’s death is as intriguing as Lewis’s fictional one. Starr clearly, carefully, and convincingly reveals that what Lewis scholars had previously believed about the story is largely inaccurate.

For Lewis fans, this is an amazing mystery not to be missed. Starr does a masterful job of not only guiding us, step-by-step, through the twists and turns of how this lost manuscript came to be found, he also does a wonderful job of untangling its possible meanings.