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I finally read all the Chronicles of Narnia books!

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It started out pretty well, I really enjoyed the Magician Nephew and The Witch, The Lion and The Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy was good too, but then....

I didn't like The Voyage of the Dawn Treader... For some reason I hate Reepicheep, the talking mouse that appears in all the other books after this one.

The Silver Chair and Prince Caspian were good and I did enjoy them enough, but after the previous book, well I don't know, I started look at the rest of the books differently, and they started to look uninspired and repetitive...

I simply detest the Last Battle, is it me or does Tash represent Islam and Aslan Christianity? I guess bad then it was OK to make these kind of allusions...

But the ending is what I hated the most....

It was WAAAAY too saccharine sweet, even though technically the heroes were dead, their reward (Heaven?) was just overkill...

Geez, why not give a mountain of gold and some man servants? Oh wait! They are ALL kings so I guess they DO have servants and gold... and probably immortality too...

What I really hated is that near the end Lewis abuses the "OH! It's some SOOO wonderful, so GREAT, so AWESOME! That I can't find the words to describe it!" wildcard too much, I'm not saying you can't use it, but don't use too often...

The book even ends saying that this is just the beginning of the greatest story ever.... that CAN'T BE WRITTEN because it's SOO great!

I know I shouldn't get so worked up about this, after all these book were meant for kids, not adults, but still...

Now I'm wondering if Disney will turn the rest of the books into movies?

I could see the Silver Chair and well all of them except the first and the Voyage and Last Battle books turned into movies...

Oh well, I'll start reading the H.P. Lovecraft books soon...
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From:cyclophile
Date:June 10th, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)
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Well... I liked Voyage.. but my favorite book in the series was A Horse and His boy.

Yes.... the last book sucked... I think he just ran out of ideas by then.
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