With all the hoopla about the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, what has gone completely overlooked (and it was at the time) was that CS Lewis died on that same day.
The Narnia chronicles are probably still my favorite series of fiction. They have always intrigued me with the imagery. I still read the passage on Aslan's death on Good Friday. (If one must watch a movie rendition, I still think the campy BBC miniseries from the early 90's was way better than the Americanized big screen version.)