Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Review: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

My rating: 4.0/5.0
I can't believe I tried to read this as a preteen and couldn't get through it. It's a wonderful magical tale of a fantasy world with great characters and an amazing story.

I started listening to it in the car with my oldest son (he's 8) and I was enthralled. I definitely see the parallels to Christianity that C.S. Lewis put into the book, but they are not preachy at all. It's a wonderful fantasy story for kids and adults as well. My son enjoyed this too - so much that we are getting Prince Caspian next and he is looking forward to that. He stayed excited about the books and we played games trying to guess what would come next.

Come and join Lucy, Susan, Peter and Edmond in their wonderful world inside the wardrobe where they meet many characters - a fawn, the white witch, Aslan the lion and the beavers. It's amazing, the imagery beautiful without being too wordy. The conversations interesting and not too dated (DS figured it was written in the 80s - that being old to him). The reader for the audio version we had was wonderful - a British man who did lots of different voices so it was fairly easy to understand who was talking.

I would highly recommend this to those of you who haven't read it and to those of you who have - what did you think of this book?


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Waiting On Wednesday - October 7

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My "can't-wait-to-read" selection for this week is:

True Blue by David Baldacci

Release: October 20, 2009

What can I say - I love David Baldacci's books - and this looks like another good one!

A mysterious high-profile homicide in the nation's capital collides with the dark side of national security in David Baldacci's new, heart-stopping thriller.

Mason "Mace" Perry was a firebrand cop on the D.C. police force until she was kidnapped and framed for a crime. She lost everything-her badge, her career, her freedom-and spent two years in prison. Now she's back on the outside and focused on one mission: to be a cop once more. Her only shot to be a true blue again is to solve a major case on her own, and prove she has the right to wear the uniform. But even with her police chief sister on her side, she has to work in the shadows: A vindictive U.S. attorney is looking for any reason to send Mace back behind bars. Then Roy Kingman enters her life.

Roy is a young lawyer who aided the poor until he took a high-paying job at a law firm in Washington. Mace and Roy meet after he discovers the dead body of a female partner at the firm. As they investigate the death, they start uncovering surprising secrets from both the private and public world of the nation's capital.

Soon, what began as a fairly routine homicide takes a terrifying and unexpected turn-into something complex, diabolical, and possibly lethal.
So what are you waiting on this week?