REVIEW: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

Caspian is way less boring in Voyage of the Dawn Treader than he was in his own book, possibly because he’s on a trip and not a quest for manhood kind of thing. Also he’s all petty and stuff! Which is a lot more interesting to read about than some perfect prince dude, I can tell you that. It was nice only having Lucy and Edmund this time around– no boring Susan and no overbearing Read More …

REVIEW: Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis

I wanted to like Prince Caspian more than I did, but unfortunately Caspian himself is just a super boring person. Like, big whoop he’s the Arthur character who must become a king while he’s still barely a boy. It’s been done before– it’s been done before IN the Narnia series!– and without anything else to make him interesting besides a love of history, I just can’t get behind Prince C. as a protagonist. However, once Read More …

REVIEW: The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

The Horse and His Boy is probably the most problematic books in the Narnia series, mainly because of the racism. But! It’s also one of my favorites, and that’s because of the characters. I love that Aravis is so different from most of the other Narnian heroines. She reminds me a bit of older!Lucy– she’s tough and capable and isn’t namby-pamby like Susan. However, unlike Lucy, Aravis is a total brat. She’s the most flawed Read More …

REVIEW: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

This is more like a discussion/thoughts sort of thing than a proper review. If you haven’t read this book already, you may be in trouble. Sorry! I mentioned somewhere else that I put off rereading this series– and this book in particular– because I’d been wounded by the sneaky Christianity stuff as a youngun. Nowadays I don’t care about that: in fact, I enjoyed picking out the different Biblical references! I also found something else Read More …

The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis

The last time I read this book was years ago, and I liked it SO much that I decided it was my favorite Narnia book ever. Nowadays I can’t remember why that was, but I think it was because I really like Digory and Polly. They’re not as drippy as some of the other Narnia characters, and I particularly like how street-smart they are. Also, Jadis is a very fierce baddie, all the more so Read More …