Sunday, December 6, 2015

Review: The Magician's Nephew

The Magician's NephewThe Magician's Nephew
by C.S. Lewis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love the narrative voice of this book -- the story is humming along full of excitement and adventure and the author pops in with a word or two of omniscient observation which brings you back to a broader perspective (and keeps it from getting too scary). This is a beautiful book and echos familiar stories (I won't spoil the book by telling you what stories).
"This was a difficult and delicate job but they managed it in the end. The little paper bag was very squashy and sticky when they finally got it out, so that it was more a question of tearing the bag off the toffees than of getting the toffees out of the bag. Some grown-ups (you know how fussy they can be about that sort of thing) would rather have gone without supper altogether than eaten those toffees." (p. 164)
This is my final book for the What's in a Name challenge (one with a familial relationship in the title) and is the 105th book I read this year, which completes by GoodReads goal for 2015. I'm looking forward to the 2016 WIN challenge.

1 comment:

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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