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Old Jan 10 2006, 04:10 AM   #1
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I love these books.
A list for those who do not know them:
The Magicians Nephew
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
The horse and his boy
Prince Caspian
The voyage of the dawn treader
The Silver Chair
The last Battle

means ones I like best.
Please note: unlike Pern books, these books are best read in chronological order as opposed to order of publishing.
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Old Jan 10 2006, 07:25 AM   #2
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yep!

have you read his sci fi books Myt- I can't remember what the series is called but the 1st one is "Out of the Silent Planet"?
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Old Jan 11 2006, 09:44 AM   #3
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I'm a fan of the books, I'm looking forward to the movie (though I don't know when I'll get to it...). I really should try some of his other works, but I haven't gotten around to them yet....
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I'm not that interested in the movie. For one thing, it's by Disney, and they're flogging it as an epic (which it isn't) and through Macca's (which I don't eat), not to mention countless contests, tie-in promotions, toys, etc. just like any blockbuster.
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Edith, I haven't read his sci-fi books but I've read some of his Christian books.
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Old Jan 12 2006, 07:47 AM   #6
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They're worth a read! they've v v v v v v weird tho!

Have you read the Strewtape letters at all? I've never got round to finishing it!
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I am currently re-reading The Narnia stories as the movie release reminded me that I hadn't read them as recently as I'd thought - and I am pleased to say that I am enjoying them a lot!!

I did go and see the film recently. Whilst there was quite a lot of "Aslan as Jeezy Chreezy" references, and there was a whole lot of glamour and pish along with it, it wasn't bad. No, not epic at all, and there wasn't the sense of wonder and wanting to explore that world (such as I found with Peter Jackson's telling of Middle Earth), but not bad.

I was pleased to find that the overt Aslan as Jeezy Chreezy references seem to get a bit less in the later books of Narnia than in Lion, Witch & Wardrobe.

(Incidentally, I don't mean to be flippant or disrespectful with my use of Jeezy Chreezy as opposed to Jesus Christ - but if anyone out there has heard of Eddie Izzard he does a joke about God taking his son's name in vain - v funny.)
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Old Jan 13 2006, 04:30 AM   #8
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They're worth a read! they've v v v v v v weird tho!

Have you read the Strewtape letters at all? I've never got round to finishing it!
Yes I read that one!
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Old Jan 13 2006, 04:35 AM   #9
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Gidget, The Chronicles of Narnia are meant to be representing Bible stories e.g. When Aslan dies so that Edmund wouldn't.


Just a question, but whose your favourite character?
I like Edmund (The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Horse and his Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Last Battle) and Eustace (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, The last Battle)
I like Bad guys who turn good. (Plus Eustace was turned into a dragon)
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I'll wait for the movie to come out on DVD. Besides it's like the fourth ver. of the lion the witch... They all start with the 2nd book. I hate when film makers skip books that belong together.
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I dunno if the Magician's nephew would make a good film-as far as directors are concerned- since the hero accidently lets forth all the evil! they don't like that! I mean CHILDREN not being little angels? (is there a sarcastic smily, or a vomiting one for that matter!)
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There should be
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Old Jan 17 2006, 05:07 AM   #13
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Gidget, The Chronicles of Narnia are meant to be representing Bible stories e.g. When Aslan dies so that Edmund wouldn't.)
Yeah, as a non-believer I just ignore that side of the allegory. Well, perhaps ignore is the wrong word. I notice it, recognise it, but it is fairly meaningless to me.


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Hmmm. That's a toughie. I still have the last 2 books to go ..... in Dawn Treader I was a bit of a fan of Reepicheep. He was a cool mouse!

(And I don't mean to be rude, but it is who's and not whose in this context. Who's is a contraction of 'Who is' - or sometimes 'who has' - and Whose defines that which belongs to somebody.)
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They did the movie very well - only two scenes that were off. It was really beautiful.
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Old Jan 20 2006, 06:19 AM   #15
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I still don't particularly want to see it- from whart I can tell they've missed all the point about Edmund's betrayal and they've stuck it in the wrong type of countryside!
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Well, the winter forest was exactly what I pictured, the spring camp is pretty much what I pictured, and the summer valley and battle are like what I pictured only more so.
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I'm hoping to get to see the film this weekend or early next week

I loved the books when I was a child, I just hope the film is as faithful to them as the Harry Potter films are to their books
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I will see it... If the cinema still has it when I have money.
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It was on the BBC news website last night that they're making Prince Caspian next.
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Is that BBC or Disney? BBC have made The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe and the silver chair (and probably more that I have not found)
I like to laugh at the "special effects"
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Disney: check out this report from NarniaWeb.
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I saw the movie today I loved it! Some parts are similar to how I imagine it, others are not.But mostly... actually it's about 50/50.
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Hmm... What's the bet that after this one they'll do The Silver Chair?
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probably, if they want to get the ages right, Voyage of the Dawn treader, the silver chair, then either the Last Battle (which as the Pevenseys are significantly older in that it might wait till last) Or the Magician's nephew and the horse and his boy. Which as the Pevenseys are older in Narnia terms then, they grow up before arriving back through the wardrobe, they can leave, and the magician's nephew has none of the child characters from the other book.
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Ah, but the child charaters from the magician's nephew are in the last battle, and one is in the lion, the witch and the wardrobe.
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Ah, but the child charaters from the magician's nephew are in the last battle, and one is in the lion, the witch and the wardrobe.
But it's not like Digory plays a very large part in LWW! LOL
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But if it wasn't for him, there'd be no LWW would there? Yes I know that LWW was published first.
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no ww anyway!
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lol.
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I love those books!!! can you believe they are considered Christian novels?!?!?! Last month in Augusta, Georgia there was a C.S. lewis festival!! There were plays, discussions, movies and more!!!
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BBC has made three movies actually... Prince Caspin/silver chair, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and the lion witch and the wardrobe....
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I saw the first one of those... it was actually boring.

There is a strong Christian undercurrent in the books, but I mostly don't notice it as such - although I felt like an idiot when I first realized that Aslan taking the place of another, an innocent dying for another's sins and then "death working backward" - was supposed to be like Jesus.
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Don't feel like an idiot Brenda.
I have decided I'm going to try to find all the Bible stories the books are based on. I have:
Magicians Nephew~Genesis
LWW~Jesus
Last Battle~Revelation
Horse and his Boy~Exodus?
I had one for Dawn Treader too.. but have lost it
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I'm not sure... but I think my favorite moment in all of the books is the description of Reepicheep going over that last wave at the edge of the world, and the mountains beyond...
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It''s my favourite book
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I love these books.
A list for those who do not know them:
The Magicians Nephew
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
The horse and his boy
Prince Caspian
The voyage of the dawn treader
The Silver Chair
The last Battle

means ones I like best.
Please note: unlike Pern books, these books are best read in chronological order as opposed to order of publishing.
I read these books about 20 years ago. They got me hooked on reading. Hooked on fantasy in particular.

I need to obtian copies of these books.
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I like the Narnia series as well. I have a comic book for the first one as well, it’s very nicely drawn. I like the movies, although some things they put in are not ok (what’s up with the all ’’Susan and Caspian are in love’’ bit?! Where the heck is that in the books?!). The first one is very well done, though, no complains there.
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I was fairly disgusted with the second movie, since rather than it being about supporting the rightful king in his fight, it became all about Peter whining about how HE'S supposed to be king! and Susan iz In Luv!!!

There were other things wrong with it, but that's what I disliked the most!
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I was fairly disgusted with the second movie, since rather than it being about supporting the rightful king in his fight, it became all about Peter whining about how HE'S supposed to be king! and Susan iz In Luv!!!

There were other things wrong with it, but that's what I disliked the most!
Like said before, I agree.
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Folks, were/are you aware that C.S. Lewis was famous for being a Christian apologist? That doesn't mean apologising for Christianity, but rather explaining it in everyday terms to make it more immediate for people, to link it more closely to real life and the everyday struggle. Of course his Narnia books are Christian allegories. Some are more obvious than others, that's all.
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