Narnia comments

Rowland, Jennifer A B jennifer.rowland at
Tue Sep 19 05:45:53 EDT 2000

 Prince Caspian has some creaky, slow bits as well, and a few touches that
madden me, 
like Queen Prunaprismia, which is a name out of the stupidest fairy-tale 
traditions, and Nikabrik being a nonsmoker, which doesn't make a bit of 
Helen Schinske

Wasn't Lewis down on nonsmokers, seeing them as cranks and not liking the
good things in life? Eustace's parents are described as being the reason he
turned out so awful, and as being thoroughly terrible people- vegetarians,
non-smokers, against corporal punishment- all that sort of life-denying
stuff. (heavily ironic icon needed ;} maybe).
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