Jim’s #25: The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis


I have been meaning to read the Chronicles of Narnia series for a very long time.  I remember watching the old version of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe long ago and really enjoying it.  The new one I found equally intriguing.  In purchasing the series, I was surprised to find that the Magician’s Nephew was first, though it shouldn’t surprise me since Narnia and the wardrobe had to come from somewhere.  So this book was a precursor and the originator of Narnia, that magic land we all wish we could travel to at times.  I found it as captivating as I thought I would.

What I found most intriguing was the creation of Narnia.  The picture of a song starting the world is pretty interesting and makes me wonder about how our own world began.  The biblical metaphors are pretty obvious throughout the book, but Lewis does a great way of not making it predictable in any way in the midst of that.  I can’t wait for the rest of the books, but I’m forcing myself to read 50 pages of my Jonathan Edwards biography in between them all to force me to finish off that beast as well.

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