Monday, November 29, 2010
by C. S. Lewis
completed November 2010
Literary Omnivore is hosting Narnia Week. I have only read two of the seven books, so I thought it would be fun to participate. I knew I would just be finishing The Odyssey and would need something a little lighter. Per recommendation, I am starting with The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The Magician's Nephew and The Horse and His Boy will be read after the other five.
I read most of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe in one sitting and I really enjoyed it. The writing is simple and straight forward, but the story is fantastic. I love the dynamic between the children, and I love how the narrator speaks directly to the reader. Even the minor characters are wonderful. I can see how children love being pulled into this magical world.
I know some are bothered by the parallels of Christian theology, but they aren't overpowering. If you aren't a Christian, I don't think it is distracting at all. It's simply a story of good versus evil as well as a story of love and forgiveness in a magical world.
I'm trying to get my eight-year old to read it. I think he would love it if he gave it a try. Maybe I'll just have to read it aloud until he gets hooked. That worked for Harry Potter! Off to read Prince Caspian.
Posted by Kristi at 9:00 PM