Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Prince Caspian by CS Lewis
I wasn't so keen on it. The Pevensie children are back in Narnia, many hundreds of Narnian years after they were last there. Their mission is to help Prince Caspian, the rightful king of Narnia to take the throne from the wicked King Miraz. I felt it was out of balance, with all the action at the end. I wish that Aslan had shown himself to everyone, not just Lucy. I know that the message is one of belief and faith, but it just seemed like a cruel trick which made everyone's lives a lot more difficult. I think this has been my least favourite of the series so far.
It's Billy's choice for the next book. He has gone for a re-read, an old favourite, Mr Meddle by Enid Blyton. It's a collection of stories in which Mr Meddle wreaks havoc in the lives of everyone he encounters.