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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
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Jan 27, 11

bookshelves: 2011-book-challenge
Read from January 23 to 25, 2011

Book Number Three! I know its a kid's book, but its one of those classics that I just never read.

This classic children's book was not at all what I expected. The Chronicles of Narnia has stood the test of time, been passed down for generations and has been made into a big-screen trilogy. So spoiled me, I expected something akin to Harry Potter. However, what I found was a charming fairy tale that was quick, light and lacking any real detail. Major plot points are described and solved in mere sentences and entire days and large-scale battles are glossed over. As far as the Christian themes and allegories go, I get it. Even as a non-christian reader... I get it.

I still enjoyed the book, and will one day go back and read the other stories in the Chronicles of Narnia. Perhaps the depth and scope of the story is better understood that way.
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