August 16th, 2006

Lucy, Narnia

#74 - The Last Battle

Well, it took me a while, but I've finally worked my way through all of the Chronicles of Narnia! On the whole, I enjoyed them very much, although not as much as other comparable series' I've read. The Harry Potter books, for example, are far more interesting to me. I do wonder, though, how the Narnia books would have compared to, say, the Oz books - my childhood favourites - if I'd read them as a child. Perhaps I'd have liked them even better than Oz back then. Overall, "Dawn Treader" and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" are my favourites, but all of them were worth reading, and I wouldn't have wanted to miss out on any of the parts of the story (even though, I know, I KNOW, I read them "out of order" because of the way my set was published).

As for "The Last Battle" specifically, I enjoyed this one, but it was probably my least favourite of the series. The main part of the story was interesting, although I found that it stretched even my great capacity to suspend disbelief. Hmnh. I think from here on out, this will be spoilerish, so consider yourself warned . . .

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After saying all that, I suppose it might be surprising that I'm rating the book 7/10 - but I really did enjoy it. Well, most of it, anyway. And I was glad to see the Pevensies in this book - I missed them in the books in which they did not appear at all. Especially my darling Lucy. 7/10.