The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1979) – Hagan Reviews

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  1. CS Lewis was not a good apologist, but he was a good storyteller (in my opinion). Not to mention the Narnia Chronicles are not well liked by all Christians, some of them hate them because Lewis combined Christianity with Paganism. And that’s what I love about Narnia, its very Christopagan and Henotheistic (both beliefs I subscribe to, and other gods in Narnia exist like Bacchus and Pomona). It has its flaws, but its beautiful nonetheless. There was also another reason Tolkien stopped being friends with Lewis, Lewis married an American Jewish Divorcee, and that was considered a scandal at the time, so in a way Tolkien was bit too conservative than Lewis. One of my other favorite books of his is Til We Faces, a mature retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, but told from the perspective of Psyche’s ugly sister, a flawed but sympathetic character.

  2. “The first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series?” TRIGGERED! The first book is The Magician’s Nephew! Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe is book 2! Yeah, it’s the first with the Pevensie children who would go on to be major players in the majority of the series, but it is not the official first book in the series. Sorry about that, had to get this out of my system. Narnia was a huge part of my childhood, so I can be a little defensive about it :p. Great review, though 😀

    • It was the first published though. Magician’s Nephew is the first chronologically but only the sixth that was published, I assume when Lewis thought to himself “Huh, how did that lamppost end up in Narnia?”

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