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Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
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Jan 09, 2009

really liked it
Read in January, 2009

I love/hate this cover. It's so ridiculous, it's great (except for it being racist). Anyway... I reread this book since it's one of the Chronicles that I've read the least, but one of the favorites of both my sister and my brother. After watching the movie multiple times with them over Christmas, I thought it was time I gave it another try. I don't recall enjoying it in the past as much as I did this time. There's interesting allusions to George MacDonald's idea of devolution (which I love), and the children have a lot more agency than certain people I know of have given them credit for. Though how you define agency certainly has a lot to do with it...

I was surprised at how the movie differed from the book, but I always knew it would be a difficult one to adapt, plot-wise. I still think the changes they made (except for the lame love story) were fairly tasteful and well done. The real difficulty will come with The Horse and His Boy and that will have nothing to do with plot... However, they still have two movies to go before that one, if they continue in publishing order, so I hope they're thinking about how to solve that dilemma now.

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