The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader" (The Chronicles of Narnia Publication Order #3)
A video game version of the movie would be better than the movie. At least it would be more difficult! What the fuck...more
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the fifth book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Here a reader finds Edmund and Lucy Pevensie forced to spend their summer away from their parents and siblings with their uncle Harold and Aunt Alberta. And while neither Edmund or Lucy look forward to their visit with family, the worst part is having to live with their cousin, Eustace Scrub: an intellectual bully, who wishes nothing more than to torment them as much as...more
I've complained about this trope in my other...more
This felt to me, more like a collection of short stories than anything else. Each few chapters starts a new adventure, and there are very, very few plots lines that hold over. And the few that do have little weight to the current "adventure."
Nonetheless, the adventures that are embarked on are beautiful and intriguing, and the various islands ar...more
I like this much better than Prince Caspian. For one thing, Caspian himself is more active; there is also a neat plot with really cool, original creatures and places. Plus, Aslan is less annoying, though his reference to himself existing in the real world "under another name" is pretty opaque. In all fairness, though, I totally didn't get it when I was a kid. I never realized the metaphorical Christian nature of the Narnia bo...more
a)Extraordinary things happen to extraordinary people and it could be...more
It was already late and Lucy knew she aught to be getting to sleep. But as she lay in bed...more
Yes, it's awesome, but like all the Narnia books I've read so far I do have some issues/observations:
- Is it just me or there's always one designated "asshole" character? In this case, it's Eustace.
- If there's a Christian allegory here, I definitely didn't...more
On the High Seas and at the Edge of Narnia
(A Book Review of C. S. Lewis’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
Edmund and Lucy, the young ones in the Pevensie siblings are in for a rotten luck. While their father and mother with their sister Susan are on a trip in America, and their older brother, Peter, busy preparing for his exams, they are to spend the summer break holed up in the house of their uncle and aunt which only means putting up with their insufferable cousin Eustace Clarence Scrub.
I enjoyed the end the best, not because it the book was finished, but because the imaginative description of the place nearest Aslan's land made me eager for heaven, whatever (and however much better) the non-fiction version will be like.
I was sad for both Lucy and Edmund that they would never return to Narnia. I was glad that Eustace changed for the...more
I loved the following quote, not for its importance to the work, b...more
Lucy and Edmund are stuck living with their obnoxious cousin Eustace. They both miss Narnia dreadfully and they wish they could go their. Then, while arguing with their cousin, they are magically wisked away to the Narni...more
King Caspian is on a voyage to find his father's friends who, if you will recall from book 4, were sent away on adventures by the false king, never to return...by design of the false king.
This time only two of the children are drawn back to Narnia, the others being too old now. This is a longer book with more adventur...more
Here's one of my favorite parts:
"Lucy leant her head on the edge of the fighting-top and whispered, 'Aslan, Aslan, if ever you loved us at all, send us help now.' The darkness did not grow any less, but she began to feel a little--a...more
Narnia...the world of wicked dragons and magic spells, where the very best is brought out of even the worst people, where anything can happen (and most often does)...and where the adventure begins.
The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Mizaz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, and their cousin Eustace to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silve
There were lots of interesting little adventures, and it felt as though it has influenced later works. It especially reminded me of "The Phantom Tollbooth". So while I don't want to give away any spoilers, this book is worth reading.
One thing I did notice is that it is largely from Eustace's point of view at the beginnning, but then switches to Lucy's...more
This is the Voyage of the Dawn Treader. The day that Lucy and Edmond Pevensie talk of Narnia and of the picture of a vessel on the wall is the day that they and Eustace enter the painting and meet the large seas in the world they longed for together. They get taken onto the...more
"Remember, remember, remember the signs. Say them to yourself when you wak...more
There are many stories and adventures in this book, more than the movie had time to portray, and each of the characters are heroes in their own right. But, there is one character--although not the protagonist of the book--who is a great hero and very likely under-appreciated by many: Reepicheep.
The boys and men of our world would do well to learn from Reepicheep...more
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"But you shall meet me, dear one," said Aslan.
"Are -are you there too, Sir?" said Edmund.
"I am," said Aslan. "But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”