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C.S. Lewis update [Dec. 4th, 2005|05:33 pm]
Just re-read Prince Caspian. It's not one of the ones I remember as a favorite, so I was surpised to discover that I now rate it as a considerably better book that The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. It switches off the autopilot on about page 5, and the plot has only one critical coincidence in it.

It doesn't surprise me that I never caught on to the Christian allegory aspect when I was a kid. It's all mixed up with fantastic elements from many sources, like special guest appearances by Bacchus and the maenads...

[User Picture]From: jofish22
2005-12-04 06:51 pm (UTC)
I reread them all a few years ago. I think I agree with you, Prince Caspian is a good one. The Silver Chair and the Dawn Treader are still very good, and the Horse and his Boy is still boring. The Last Battle is not bad, although the Christian symbolism is a bit clearer than in the others.
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From: toosuto
2005-12-04 07:47 pm (UTC)
I'm working through AHAHB currently. I started rereading TLTWTW last week. It's been nice although Dawn Treader is still my favorite followed shortly there after by AHAHB and Prince Caspian.

I also like potato soup.
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[User Picture]From: 0nce_and_future
2005-12-05 08:05 am (UTC)
AHAHB and The Silver Chair are my favorites.

Mr. Lewis definitly warms up after the first book - but The Last Battle seems anticlimactic really after a certain point.
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[User Picture]From: derbiser
2005-12-04 08:05 pm (UTC)
I just finished Prince Caspian on the flight to PDX. I also liked it better than The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I'll be starting in to the next two over the next few days. That is unless I get distracted with Island of the Sequined Love Nun, which I picked up in PDX.
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[User Picture]From: derbiser
2005-12-04 08:06 pm (UTC)
I had also somehow managed never to read any of them before now. So I tend to be a bit more critical, as I have no nostalgia associated with reading them when little.
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