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Any interesting things in this book isbn 9780261670457: format: Pa. I discovered The Chronicles of Narnia when I was six years old halfway through my first year of school I had discovered the joys of our school library and I still remember the day and the exact shelf where I found The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe It was the lowest shelf the one that rested on the ground and I had to crouch down to wiggle the book out from amongst its peers By the time I'd finished first grade I'd read them all and searched high and low for any book series that could be as wonderful and magical as this one had beenNow I could dismiss my love of these books as some uaint childhood memory that I was unwilling to let go of Certainly that is a factor However the magic has never faded I've read them all so many times that I've memorized them I've memorized them so thoroughly that I've told them as bed time stories to children that I've done baby sitting for Children who have loved the stories and begged to go to bed early so that they could hear MORE about Diggory and Polly or Lucy Peter Edmund and Susan or about Shasta and Avaris and so on and so forthIt's not just children either My husband and I read a book a proper book for half an hour for our son every night For the past month that has been The Chronicles of Narnia It's gotten to the point where he doesn't want to stop Our son's bedtime comes and goes and my husband insists on reading just a little bit He says things like I wish I'd read these as a child They're fantasticAre they perfect No The Last Battle is a hard and frustrating read The Magician's Nephew is a little awkward The Horse and His Boy is just a TAD controversial for some of its content But they're so so worth the read To me there's a magic to these books that time and life has never managed to dim

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The Chronicles of NarniaPerback and others 1261 pages and has a text language like English. The Magician's Nephew is easily the best story of the Chronicles First of all it's the least overtly religious There is a creation of the world element but it's not our world so it seems fantastic than religious Not only is there a veil over the religiosity there's so much creativity in this story the magical rings the in between place the Deplorable Word the founding of NarniaStarting with The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe the religiosity becomes noticeable with the Witch as Satan Aslan as Jesus and the Emperor as God And because of the talking fighting animals the fantasy seems aimed at children I might have enjoyed it at age 12The next story in the series The Horse and His Boy takes a dark ethnocentric turn with its unfavorable depiction of the Arab like Calormen shoes turned up at the toe scimitars suffixed phrases of praise son of lineage declarations In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader we get a not uite positive summary of the Calormenthey are a wise wealthy courteous cruel and ancient people They bowed most politely to Caspian and paid him long complimentsbut of course what they wanted was the money they had paidGiven that this book was published in 1954 it's possible to forgive the cultural insensitivity but it's sad that children around the world still uncritically read such racist material The Voyage of the Dawn Treader demonstrates the problem with using God or Jesus in a story there are no real conflicts When the Dawn Treader stops at Dragon Island the boy passenger Eustace wanders off encounters a magical spell and is turned into a dragon This raises all kinds of serious issues about how to keep Eustace the Dragon with them but none of these problems matter because within 24 hours Aslan just changes Eustace back to a boyThere was a similar deus ex machina the term being used most appropriately in The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe To save Edmund's soul Aslan sacrifices his life But it wasn't Aslan's only life he had another one readyOne thing I found especially creative about The Chronicles is how a story involving talking animals justifies eating animals

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The Chronicles of Narnia Read ê 104 ☆ Popular Books, The Chronicles of Narnia Author C.S. Lewis There are many interesting things in this book isbn 9780261670457: format: Paperback and others 1261 pages and has a text language like EnglishPopular Books The Chronicles of Narnia Author CS Lewis There are m. When the LionWitchWardrobe movie came out a while ago some dude accosted me and said Dude the fucking right wing media is trying to say that the Narnia books are all about fucking ChristianityNo shit I figured that out when I was 9But who cares If you can't enjoy these books at all there is no child alive inside of you And if you've got no child inside you you're not very much fun at all are you