[DWJ] Favourite Narnia Books

Ian W. Riddell iwriddell at gmail.com
Wed Jun 21 22:23:45 EDT 2006


It's in the anthology "Flights". It was just recently released as two
mass-market paperbacks here in the U.S. The Gaiman story is in volume II.

Gaiman also has a new collection of short works coming out in the fall,
though I'm not sure it includes "The Problem of Susan."

widdy


On 6/21/06, Elizabeth G. Holtrop <elizabeth at bouma-holtrop.com> wrote:
>
> How do I get my hands on a copy of The Problem of Susan?  (Thanks for the
> warning, BTW.)
>
>   EGH
>
>
> "Ian W. Riddell" <iwriddell at gmail.com> wrote:  We're actually re-reading
> them aloud this year. We've done LWW, PC, and VDT.
>
> My favorite moment is always Lucy's arrival in Narnia.
>
> Actually, my favorite opening line of any book, ever is from Dawn Treader:
>
> "There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved
> it."
>
>
> I've not read the whole series since my first year in University - and
> that
> was the first time I'd read them all. Before that, I stuck with LWW,
> Prince
> Caspian, and Magician's Nephew.
>
> We'll see how I feel about The Last Battle reading it for the first time
> after becoming aware of Pullman's concerns.
>
> Oh, and if you're going to read Gaiman's "The Problem of Susan", be aware
> that it deals with some very adult issues. It's disturbing in that
> Gaimanesque way - which I like, but which others, I know, may like less.
>
> widdy
>
>
> On 6/21/06, Judith Ridge  wrote:
> >
> > I don¹t think I¹ve ever considered which is my favourite Narnia book
> > before,
> > but I suppose I would say it¹s a toss-up between LWW and The Dawn
> Treader.
> > But then I have so many favourite bits from the books; scenes and so on
> > that
> > have stayed vividly with me since about 1972...
> >
> > The golden man in the stream
> >
> > The painting of the Dawn Treader coming to life
> >
> > Lucy looking over the Dawn Treaders sides and all the creatures she sees
> >
> > That book with the recipes for preparing Man
> >
> > The creatures with the large foot that seconded as an umbrella
> >
> > The fact that the Calormenes ate oil instead of butter (I think this was
> > intended to condemn them for their oily, Middle-Easternish ways, but it
> > seemed entirely exotic and appealing to me)
> >
> > Shasta and Bree fleeing the lion, and that moment when they realise
> > someone
> > else is riding alongside them
> >
> > Puddleglum. I love Puddleglum
> >
> > Reepicheep and that moment when he disappears over the edge of the world
> >
> > The creation of Narnia and the explanation of the lamp post
> >
> > And as obvious as it sounds, Lucy¹s first steps into Narnia
> >
> >
> > I appear to remember almost nothing from Prince Caspian, and while I
> > remember a great deal about The Last Battle, they are not favourite
> > memories. I think I always found it compelling in a sort of frightening
> > and
> > elevated way, and while I got the ³Saved!² thrill (I don¹t remember at
> all
> > what I felt about Susan not joining them‹sad, I suppose), it would be my
> > least loved of the books.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
-Rumi
----
Ian W. Riddell
Director of Music Ministry, James Reeb UU Congregation
Artistic Director, Perfect Harmony Men's Chorus
iwriddell at gmail.com / riddell at perfectharmonychorus.org


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