Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The Magician's Nephew - C.S.Lewis
The pleasure of this book was enough to take me on to the second one, so the recommendation is already there. It is well-written, as you would expect, simple language, well-constructed. It is also politically incorrect - for republicans at least - favouring a world of royalty and a clear segregation between the ruling and the ruled classes. What I noticed, to my surprise, is the similarities - without the cruelties - to The Island of Dr Moreau (H.G.Wells). The animals talk, some of them at least, and they take on human qualities - one of the concerns for Aslan is that they will slip back into their animal ways. Anyway, to return to the beginning, I recommend this book. If you haven't read it, you're missing out.