16074Re: [mythsoc] Miller ... Chronicles of Narnia ... NR Online
- Dec 23, 2005On Dec 23, 2005, at 8:13 AM, Lezlie wrote:
> almost every childIt was interesting, in our latest Mythlond meeting, to find out
> and quite a few adults who have read the Narnia books loved them.
> "Narnia" and it's messages of hope transcends notions like "liberal",
> "conservative" in religious and certainly political bias.
folk's reaction to Narnia. I think without exception it turned out
that those who had first read it as children still loved it after
many re-readings and found it retained its charm now that they were
adults. Those who read it for the first time as adults found it dull,
bland, or offensive. Personally, re-reading the series for the first
time in twenty-four years, I'm finding them better than I remembered
them, though still not good. So think it's like MacDonald, something
you have to grow up with to see the appeal of. Which makes Tolkien's
ability to draw in both young and adult readers all the more
The movie, which we finally saw last night, was interesting: its
fidelity in the whole made the departures in specifics stand out. I
think the Christian element is far more submerged in the film than in
the book: it's much easier to enjoy simply as a story without judging
it as a theological work, which I think was exactly the right choice
to make for a film.
> Gov. BushAfraid you've lost me here. I didn't see any quote from J.Bush in the
> simply sounds ridiculous and why anyone would bother to quote such a
> silly statement is beyond comprehension. I am certain that CS Lewis
> himself would agree. No one is going to take these books off school
> library shelves unless the Right makes a stink about their "religious
> values." Lezlie
article. Am I missing something?
current reading: JOSEPH AND ASENETH
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