The Silver Chair (The Chronicles of Narnia #4)
Like the other books in the series, this one continues to touch the surface of the adventures and explanations...more
We love them.
Okay, so maybe I'll tell you that we read them outloud to the kids almost 2 years ago. So they were 5 going on 6 and 2. They all loved them and followed the plot and talked about the characters during their play.
We're re-reading them again (now ages 8, 4 and 2) and they're loving them even more than the first time. All I hear, all day long is "For Narnia" and then they rush through the house, swords drawn. They hav...more
2.75 stars ...close to 3, but not quite.
To be perfectly honest, I think I've debated between 3 stars & 4 stars for most of the stories within the Chronicles of Narnia...except perhaps The Magician's Nephew. The Silver Chair is certainly not as good as it's predecessors (chronologically speaking, since I read the series in chronological order and not in publication order). I didn't hate it...but it pretty much had no lasting impact for me. One the one hand there's the inherent magic and innoc...more
Over and Under Narnia
(A Book Review of C. S. Lewis’s The Silver Chair)
The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis is considered the penultimate book in The Chronicles of Narnia, and I have no contention why readers said that it’s an all together different book (though I had taken a much different tack in reading the series for reasons stated on this post). At the outset it is the first book in the series that does not have anything to do with the Pevensie siblings; instead it features Eustace Scrubb (who fi...more
The Silver Chair is my favorite out of all the Narnia books. Not only does it have all the usual elements of this wonderful, rich fantasy world Lewis created, but the characters are better, at least in my opinion, the story feels less contrived, and it has the added benefit of being a proper novel. That is to say, it has: a) an actual plot; b) an identifiable climactic point; and c) a clear, concise denouement. For once, I...more
This is still my first time through Narnia and, though three books in the series remain, The Silver Chair has pushed the Wardrobe to the side. Maybe it's because I'm more into Lewis' flow after four adventures. Maybe I'm in a better position to appreciate fiction. Or maybe it was the story itself. No matter, I eagerly read this to the kids. Some nights I read two chapters (time permitting) because I wanted to know what happened next!
Struggling between their internal longings and trying their best to accomplish the mission they assigned to, the two friends with their new narnian mate fought their way till the end no matter how it would be.
All that is beside the point of the plot, but Lewis just can't control his parenthetical asides. Whenever something goes wrong for the children, he jumps into the narrative to blame their Exp...more
Quem entra em Nárnia neste sexto volume tem de deixar para trás os quatro irmãos e tem de avançar no relógio narniano muitos anos de modo a que o Principe Caspian seja já um idoso que procura o seu filho desaparecido. E que...more
Part of it is Eustace and Jill. While Eustace experiences tremendous growth during his first adventure in Narnia, he wasn't a favorite and without the Pevensie's to support him, he is flat. Lewis tried to do more with Jill, but her character still seems stilted and it is unclear HOW Lewis envisions her maturation. In the end, I miss the lovely Pevensie's, clearly drawn, dearly remembered, fondly embraced.
Secondly, the se...more
For the first time, an edition of Lewis's classic fantasy fiction packaged specifically for adults. Complementing the look of the author's non-fiction books, and anticipating the forthcoming Narnia feature films, this edition contains an exclusive "P.S." section about the history of the book, plus a sample chapter from its sequel. Drawn back to Narnia, Eustace Scrubb and his new friend Jill Pole are sent to rescue a captive prince. In a world where evil weaves a spell, Giants and Marsh-wiggles
POV: 3rd Person
Summary: This is the fourth book in a series titled The Chronicles of Narnia. This book takes readers back to the magical land of Narnia, which was discovered in the first book. The book starts out with Eustance and Jill trying to escape the bullies at their school. They decide the best way to clear their minds and escape the bullies is to open the special door on the wall. Once the children arrive at...more
Lewis used every book in The Chronicles of Narnia to illustrate Christian themes, and in #6, it is primarily temptation. Admittedly the symbolism is thinly veiled (the serpent, Aslan's signs, Jill's distraction, etc.). That might possibly be part of the reason I liked it. I felt sure in how...more
Mostly it's because it feels like Lewis is repeating himself at this point, and especially repeating character subtropes from his other novels. We've got Eustace from TVOTDT, a Lucy stand-in in the form of Jill Pole, a Capsian expy, a Trumpkin expy and a female villian that is so close to the White Witch from TLTWATW that most readers and scholars are divided on the opinion of whether it's the same person or not.
But I digress. There...more
The journey that the heroes take is symbolic of our journey that we take. I...more
The silver chair follows Jill and Eustase as they try to rescue a prince who was kidnapped. You know, I've heard similar plot lines, but this was different.I like the circumstances of how Jill and Eustace get to Narnia, it flowed and was a fun idea. When Jill fist meats Aslan, it's like a new excitment grows. You find some charcter devolpment and it's where the real adventure begins. It's one of my favourite scenes. Sure, you could say alot of stuff before...more
The numbering of the series changed several times. This is the fourth book that was published. The spine describes it as the 'sixth', which is based on reading the series in order of internal chronology. If the books are shelved in any but alphabetical order, they have to all be the same edition not to cause confusion in shelving.
This edition starts with a map of Ettinsmoor and environs. I've largely neglected the illu...more
Puddleglum is hilarious. Do not miss out on this if you get the chance to visit him. He is a silly character, who, as Jill points out, is the bravest (and possibly wisest) of the group. Like Reepicheep, he represent...more
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