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5.0 out of 5 stars
Very good book, 28 Sept. 2001
This book is a classic. In it Lewis clearly but subtly exposes many of the characteristics of human nature. Although Children's literature, it is well worth the read for any adult, for there are many points that the children merely find interestnig, which the adults are able to see the deeper meaning in.
However, it is Christian. One should read that forewarned. It presupposes many of the things in the Christian world view. Included in this is the fact that some societies are evil and have barbaric practices. It is NOT however racist. Anyone who believes that it is racist has a rather shallow understanding if literature. First the heroine is of dark skin. Second, the animals of all different types are cooperating with the good humans. It is the good who cooperate against the bad.