Asking Barry Zito About C.S. Lewis

At the Giants Media day, I ran into Barry Zito as he was wrapping up an interview. He had C.S. Lewis’ “The Problem of Pain” sitting on his bar table.

Eno Sarris: I’m really interested in what people read on the road. That’s… not Narnia! [laughing]

Barry Zito: No. [Not laughing, but maybe smiling] No it’s not. This is my third one, but I haven’t done Narnia yet.

Sarris: What drew you to C.S. Lewis’ work?

Zito: I don’t know. I just enjoyed [unintelligible, sounds likes Breckinge], you know?

Sarris: Yeah. Who are your favorite writers?

Zito: Ummm. I have a ton. He’s my guy right now, yeah.

This has been “Asking Barry Zito About C.S. Lewis.”




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Toasty
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3 years 5 months ago

At least it wasn’t Perelandra.

Ransom
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Ransom
3 years 5 months ago

Couldn’t agree less Toasty. Lewis’ Space Trilogy is sneaky underrated. I always game and forum under the name Ransom due to my enjoyment of this particular author.

Toasty
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3 years 5 months ago

I loved Out of the Silent Planet, but the sequel just dragged on for me. Maybe allegory just isn’t my scene.

Detroit Michael
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Detroit Michael
3 years 5 months ago

For those for whom reading Christian apologetics sounds fun (apparently that includes Barry Zito), there’s an audio recording of the Screwtape Letters with John Cleese doing the narration that is quite good.

Patrick Dubuque
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3 years 5 months ago

I have this on audiocassette if anyone wants to borrow it. Good stuff.

Dan Rozenson
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Dan Rozenson
3 years 5 months ago

I appreciate Eno’s very honest transcripts. Might I suggest consulting David Laurila on the finer points of interviewing, rather than an awkward teenager?

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