Comments: A somewhat different take

Come on, the chronicles are books designed to be read to children at bedtime. they are:

1/ morality plays
2/ aimed at young children
3/ often filled with drolljibes about contemporary England.

The end of one book tells how the incompetent head of the school "was put in charge of other heads, but that didn't work out, so she went into politics, where she lived happily ever after."

(Come to think of it, that still fits today.)

If you want to understand where C S Lewis was coming from, read "The Screwtape Letters," (or better yet, get the audio book of John Cleese reading the letters.)

Posted by frank borger at May 12, 2006 02:13 PM

You seem to have misread Pinkerton's review as my own. I did mention how much I enjoyed the series. And I'm fairly well versed in Lewis' work, seeing as I own copies of The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity.

Posted by physics geek at May 12, 2006 02:33 PM


I do not think there were any stinking badgers :); were they not beavers? What a dunce. I had heard that Narnia was good, so I bought it for my niece and nephew and then got it from Netflix. I gave it 5 stars. I did not bother to read the whole Pinkerton post. It did not seem worthy of the effort. The guy is obviously an arrogant fool.


Posted by Mike at May 17, 2006 11:28 PM