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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Why I could not cull C. S. Lewis

In my cull I could not cull the Narnia books, although they fitted the criteria, of age and tattiness. I hope I will be able to replace these later in the year with reprints. I kept the Narnia series because of the film's recent release, but still pondered over whether the children would read the series. I found this review of the book series and film in the New York Review of Books which I think sums it up rather well and cautions that the parallels drawn by some of the life of Aslan and the life of Christ were not intentioned by the author. I think sometimes we try to read too much into fiction and forget to enjoy the fantasy.


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