Sean Higgins's Reviews > Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis

Planet Narnia by Michael  Ward
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it was amazing
bookshelves: kindle, print

I read this again with Maggie for an independent study writing workshop this past school year ('15-16). Since first reading it, I also got to hear Ward lecture at the 2015 Wordsmithy seminar and I also read The Discarded Image by Lewis. I still think this is an amazing book.


I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this. I was also saddened to realize how much I didn't even know that I didn't know. Who knew that there was so much further under and further behind the Septet? But I do think that I learned much, while being out of my element much, yet getting much of the fun out of it.

My observations would be:

1. One should absolutely read the Chronicles themselves before reading Ward.

2. One can read the Chronicles without any idea of Ward’s thesis and still enjoy them. (At least that was true for me.)

3. One will want to reread the Chronicles after reading Ward. (This is also true for me.)

That makes Ward a success even if not every one of his premises is proven.

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Reading Progress

February 20, 2012 – Shelved
April 22, 2015 – Started Reading
April 22, 2015 – Shelved as: kindle
June 25, 2015 – Shelved as: print
June 25, 2015 – Finished Reading

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