Narnia

Mar. 28th, 2006 03:54 pm
woodface: ([ff] jayne)
So I've been reading "Prince Caspian" and while I'm not that far yet (I'm reading Caspian's story), I already like it heaps better than The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Yay.

Should I be concerned that I just came up with plot for FH that would happen over a year from now?
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So I finished reading 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' today and yeah. It's an okay book, but the writing style doesn't really suck you in. I found it somewhat lacking to be honest. The characters remain pretty shallow, I think Aslan is by far the only character in the book that you feel you know most about.

I think a lot of its flaws can be simply blamed on the time it was written in. The style and first person narrative just didn't sit well with me and while the book is fast paced, it didn't exactly keep me on the edge of my seat. Of course, that might have to do with seeing the movie so recently. Although, I think the characters get way better characterisation in the movie than they do in the books.

And omg, how much do I want to thump Lewis for that whole "girls shouldn't fight" crap? I know, I know. It's normal for that time but gah.

Narnia

Feb. 26th, 2006 04:34 pm
woodface: (FS lost in space)
Should I read the books in publication order or chronologically? (I've never read them before.)

The traditional order (by publication date):
1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950)
2. Prince Caspian (1951)
3. The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader" (1952)
4. The Silver Chair (1953)
5. The Horse and His Boy (1954)
6. The Magician's Nephew (1955)

The updated order (by Narnian chronology):
1. The Magician's Nephew
2. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
3. The Horse and His Boy
4. Prince Caspian
5. The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader"
6. The Silver Chair

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