1. Galadriel says:

    I’ve read the first Hundred Cupboards novel, but I don’t exactly remember what I thought of it. I didn’t know he was directing Great Divorce, though. This does make me slightly more confident in the adaptation, although my opinion is that the book should not be adapted at all–how would one portray Ghosts versus Spirits?–but that’s neither here nor there.

    • Galadriel, I don’t know how far along they are in the production of The Great Divorce. Wilson was the screenwriter. I don’t know if they’ve gotten to the point of hiring a director yet.

      Hopefully, if they have a script that is faithful to the book, all the other parts will follow along. With the technology available to film makers, I think they can do a credible job of representing Lewis’s story. Twenty years ago I certainly wouldn’t have thought so.


  2. Kessie says:

    Oh good! I’m so glad he’s a Christian. I devoured the Dragon’s Tooth and was so disappointed there were no other books yet. I thought I caught smidgens of stealth-Christianity in the story. It’s just a fun ride end to end. Thanks for putting together this article on him!
    Now I need to read the other books …

    • A good friend of mine has raved about The Dragon’s Tooth. After that I started seeing N. D. Wilson’s name all over, including that flap about his opinions about The Hunger Games. I recently entered a drawing for a copy of The Dragon’s Tooth, but there were a lot of other people who entered too. I guess we’re all starting to hear about him. I mean, starred reviews from all those notable publications! That’s ridiculous!


  3. I’ve read two of his 100 Cupboard books. I thought they were very good. But I have a thing about spiders and in the second book there was a thing about spider web something or other on the kid’s face and it gave me nightmares. =P So I just couldn’t go on. =P

    But other than that – very good!  I will be reading some of his other books. 

    • Jenni, bug things creep me out, too. Tolkien used too many spiders as far as I’m concerned. And J. K. Rowling used them, too. Yuck. I’m not a fan of those scenes. Very creepy.

      In one of the articles I read, Nate said something about showing darkness in his books which I thought was very cool. He said in the physical world, shadows are definitely part of what we see, but there’s a lot more sunshine.

      I like that. I can take some darkness if I’m seeing more sunshine. 😉


  4. Love this post. I am a huge ND Wilson fan. He’s a wonderful writer. 

    His first children’s novel, “Leepike Ridge” was  one that I never heard about until year after it was out and it’s a gem. I mention it here because I didn’t see it mentioned in your great introduction to him.  But I’ve liked all of his children’s books so far. I keep meaning to pick up Tilt-A-Whirl and I keep forgetting. 

    I love The Great Divorce and am thrilled to find it’s going to be a movie and Wilson will do the screen play.


  5. I’m glad you mentioned that title, Sally. He’s much more prolific and has a wide range of things he writes. I was impressed–he might be the closest we have today to a C. S. Lewis, what with all his non-fiction.

    I want to be a fan. Hope I can get a hold of his books soon. Otherwise, I think I’ll be missing out! 😮


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