Mar 09, 10
Read in March, 2010
I get the sense that other readers of the Narnia books liked "The Horse and His Boy" a lot more than I did, with some even citing it as one of their favorites. I found its main characters less interesting than those in the preceding books, and found the biblical allusions -- the parallels between the lives of Shasta and Moses, for example -- a bit overbearing. C.S. Lewis's writing is as strong as ever, but the clever quips and asides are fewer in this volume than I'd come to expect. Part of the problem, too, might be that I'm wearying of the series, even after a months-long break before this book. Ah well, two more to go. On to "The Magician's Nephew."