Narnia or Rings?

  • Ryan Willis

    November 14, 2022 at 4:27 am

    Agree, I long to breathe Narnian air. Just started The Magician’s Nephew again.

  • Tom Steffen

    April 12, 2023 at 7:20 am

    Inklings keep both.

    … and more besides.

    … and read them aloud to kids and grandkids.

    “Further up! Further in!”

  • Cress

    September 5, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    Rings for inspiring hearts. And for training imaginations. And the composition of the work: vocabulary, cadences in sentences even in the prose – is, to me, unsurpassed.

    Narnia for bringing it back through the wardrobe to home. It is more directly relatable, to me, at least.

    Other parts of CS Lewis (Space/Ransom Trilogy, at peak) engage more with my intellectual mind. I mean, it’s a conversation happening in my conscious mind in real time. Tolkien opens gates to me, and if I go on the thought journey my intellect is participating. Or I accidentally find myself pondering themes and characters in Lord of the Rings.

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