This picture ties in to my goal to read all of the BBC 100 books… After the recommendation of multiple people, I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe this weekend, before I read The Magician’s Nephew. I am now 1/7th of the way through the Chronicles of Narnia!
I was… content with the book. I was expecting a longer, richer story, and yes, I did know this was supposed to be a children’s story. I described it to my sister-in-law as I was expecting something the length of Anne of Green Gables, and I expected the movie version to be a condensed version of the story. Nope – it was very short, about 120 pages, and the movie follows the book almost exactly. In fact, I think I read the book about as quickly as I watched the movie!
Glad I read it… but I’m happy to round out my current reading selection with Dearest Cousin Jane, which is not on the BBC list but I’m enjoying it anyway. It’s sort of a fictionalized account of some of Jane Austen’s relatives. It’s amusing, I gotta say.
Am I the only one underwhelmed by Chronicles of Narnia? Please tell me someone else was expecting a longer story too… 🙂