|Plot Summary of Surprised by Joy|
|"A famous Christian writer and scholar charts his upbringing from a boy from Belfast, Northern Ireland to his rise to fame as an Oxford don. He finally gave up atheism and became a Christian around the age of thirty. His experiences as a boy who loses his mother at an early age, difficulties in school in England, and his early brilliant career at Oxford are covered with an exceptional combination of both objectivity and subjective insight. The theme, which gives us the title, is of his frequent experience of 'joy', and what it finally came to mean to him."
Michael JR Jose, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Surprised by Joy|
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Kids growing up/acting up?
- trouble in high school
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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