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Post by MarkyMark7 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:57 pm

I recently finished the Narnia books, and was wondering who else had read them.

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Post by Canuckster1127 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:19 pm

MarkyMark7 wrote:I recently finished the Narnia books, and was wondering who else had read them.
I have. Some of my favorite books.
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Post by zoegirl » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:34 pm

LOVE, LOVE , LOVE them....

"He is not a tame lion..."
"And we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Jesus Christ"

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Post by MarkyMark7 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:54 pm

Hehe I love that quote...Some of the most amazing books ever! Which are your favorites of them?
A Quote from Prince Caspian (Aslan speaking to Caspian): "You come from of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve, and that is both honor enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperors on earth. Be content."

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Post by zoegirl » Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:22 pm

Hmm,

LOve the Lion, Withm and Wardrobe

The others I can pick my favorite parts.

The scene from Prince Caspian about the stream

The scene from the Voyage of the Dawn Treader with Edmund (dragon/regeneration)...stunning

The Horse and the Boy--the picture of God drawing us to Him and revealing Himself to us according to what we need (cat versus lion)

The Silver Chair...the remorse she feels over forgetting teh signs Aslan tells her, the importance of studying God's word
(and I like Puddleglum...) and the defense Puddleglum gives at the end

The Magician's Nephew....the beautiful depiction of the creation of Narnia (I need to read that one again)

The LAst Battle....the beautiful depiction of heaven at the end.
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Post by Gman » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:35 pm

The Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe for me too... That's about it for me.
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Post by MarkyMark7 » Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:13 pm

Hehe alot of the same parts I really enjoyed too, especially the one from The Horse and His Boy.
A Quote from Prince Caspian (Aslan speaking to Caspian): "You come from of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve, and that is both honor enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperors on earth. Be content."

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Post by bizzt » Fri May 09, 2008 2:11 pm

I enjoyed Puddleglum the most! He is kind of like a Mono Toned Pastor with a "hear ye Hear ye" but when it comes down to fighting off the Witch he is straight to the Point and never backs down! Simply Awesome! I love Reep too. No Fear!

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Post by cslewislover » Sat May 24, 2008 3:44 pm

I love the Narnia books, and I like The Magician's Nephew the most. This is for a few reasons. I absolutely love the creation section, with it's descriptions and the various people's responses. This book is funny, has a lot of variety in it, a lot of action, and a lot of real emotion. If done right, I think it would make the best movie; The Last Battle would make for a great movie too.

So what do you think of the movie "Prince Caspian"? I think it's good. It's one of the only movies I like that doesn't follow the original book too closely.

What do you think the film makers will do with the Calormens? Will they leave them be Arab- or Middle Eastern-like?
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Post by bizzt » Mon May 26, 2008 12:09 pm

cslewislover wrote:I love the Narnia books, and I like The Magician's Nephew the most. This is for a few reasons. I absolutely love the creation section, with it's descriptions and the various people's responses. This book is funny, has a lot of variety in it, a lot of action, and a lot of real emotion. If done right, I think it would make the best movie; The Last Battle would make for a great movie too.

So what do you think of the movie "Prince Caspian"? I think it's good. It's one of the only movies I like that doesn't follow the original book too closely.

What do you think the film makers will do with the Calormens? Will they leave them be Arab- or Middle Eastern-like?
Saw Prince Caspian the other night. I was disappointed in how far they came off the book. oh well it was a good Movie however and made me want to get the books to read them.

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Post by chizum » Thu May 29, 2008 7:27 pm

Read the entire series a year or two ago. I must say I was a little disappointed. That's probably because my mom/cousins had built it waaaayyyyyy up though.

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Post by cslewislover » Fri May 30, 2008 8:46 pm

@chizum, I could see that happening. Lewis' books are the classics in Children's fantasy though. There have been so many since then with the genre just getting bigger and bigger, it seems. I'd read them again sometime and then see what you think.
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Post by zoegirl » Sat May 31, 2008 7:50 am

THe best thing about Lewis's writings are that the more you read them the more powerful some of the passages are. I'm not going to say they are the best out there, but what is good about them, is Very good.

Prince Caspian is one of my least favorites as en entire book and yet contains two wonderful scenes.


Lucy discovering Aslan, their reunion, and her finding out that Aslan is bigger and his response to her. As she gets bigger he will too.

And Reepicheep's dialogue with Aslan about his tail.

But honestly, I really like "The Silver Chair", "The Magicians' Nephew", "The HOrse and His Boy" and "The Last Battle" much better.
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Post by chizum » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:49 pm

cslewislover wrote:@chizum, I could see that happening. Lewis' books are the classics in Children's fantasy though. There have been so many since then with the genre just getting bigger and bigger, it seems. I'd read them again sometime and then see what you think.
I'll definetely re-read them when I can. To give you some idea of my hype though: one of my cousins changed the name of his company from his last name to Aslan, and another cousin runs a Narnia fan club, so it was really hyped up for me, I'd been hearing about it all my life. Still, I found the series very enjoyable.

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Post by He has risen » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:55 pm

Hey guys this is my first post, I love the book and had the funniest experience.

I had a mushroom strogonoff in a lovely Cafe in Amsterdam (i think it was by the Greenhouse and the British Bulldog). I heard a roaringcoming from the bar, initially i thought it was a disgruntled customer. But NO! it was a bearded man who took an uncanny resemblence to Jesus/Aslan. Truely a miracle.

Sorry if this is too out there.

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