The Horse and His Boy

February 26, 2011 at 2:15 pm (reading)

Meh. That’s how I feel about this book, the latest on my list. Kind of a let down, after how much I loved Prince Caspian… no wonder they haven’t made a movie version of this yet?? 🙂

I was mostly disappointed with how little overall plot there was. Really, the whole plot can be summed up in (spoiler alert) they run away from mean people, and then they fight mean people, and they win. Actually, I guess that’s the point of Prince Caspian too, but at least in that book we saw Caspian grow up, and the Kings/Queens were more involved.

One of my favorite aspects of Lewis’s writing is the spiritual allegories. I don’t normally read fantasy fiction, so that aspect of the Chronicles is a little tougher for me. But the spiritual allegories, particularly in the first three I read (Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe/Prince Caspian/Magician’s Nephew), were so strong and beautifully done that I was hooked on the story. The Horse and His Boy is allegedly a conversion story, but I just didn’t have the same connection to it as I did to the others.

Next is Voyage of the Dawn Treader, if the library has it, so we’ll see how that goes. 🙂

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  1. New goal: BBC’s 100 books list « just a girl and her macbook said,

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