It's been slow progress on this one, almost a month. But that's because I've been working more on my own writing and reading other books *laughing*.
TIt's been slow progress on this one, almost a month. But that's because I've been working more on my own writing and reading other books *laughing*.
The Chronicles contain 7 books, a couple of these books I read whilst at school and really enjoyed. I thought it would be interesting to read them again as an adult, years later, as well as the others inc. in this series, and find out if they still held that same magic for me that they did as a child.
It was interesting, as much I had forgotton, and it was kind of an awakening of that 'child within' (*smiling* easier for some to get to). It was also really interesting to read the first book as it told how Narnia came about, and I hadn't read about that before.
It was not the easiest book to grab my attention at first. And it's not an 'adult' read, so if you can't access your inner child then stay away from this one. Seek therapy *laughing*, I'm joking ;) Mr. Lewis telling the story in the 3rd person is fine. But when he keeps trying to communicate directly with the reader, well, frankly it's a pisser *laughing*! Maybe because the book is meant for a child or tween (strange term lol) it comes across as unwarranted, but maybe that's why it's there.
The wonderful thing too is that each book 'is' a different story, the seven don't follow on directly, so it really is a collection of seven books.
It's kind of like taking your mind back to that magical childhood time. You know, when you still believe in magic and wonder. It's not an adult read, and now I'm an adult (debate req. *smiling*) I'd not want to read it again. But, I'm glad I did ;)
A 4 star read that I'd recommend reading to your children, or young nieces/nephews, if you have any. You'll enjoy reading it to them - though they'll probably ask you to read it again *laughing*. ...more