C.S. Lewis's "Screwtape Letters" is a masterpiece of satire. It is a serious look at an average man that can easily be any of us. The ordinary day to day life of this man is the focus of the story. He is seen from the vantage point of Screwtape, a senior tempter in the service of "Our Father Below."
Screwtape is working for Satan. Wormwood is a new demon giving the assignment to ensure that the ordinary man he is to tempt will gain damnation. We assume that Wormwood doesn't want to fail in this assignment to avoid his own final damnation. His efforts have many humorous sides but we see ourselves in this ordinary man.
I have always loved T.S. Eliot’s quote":We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time” This book is an effective and interesting way of "seeing ourselves with “other eyes" . by looking at this average man and what happens.
A must read book.