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Lovely, but Very Much A Children's Novel
on 10 January 2012
The Magicians Nephew is the first of my New Years Resolution books, and I was a little disappointed. After hearing for so long how good the Chronicle's of Nania are for all ages I was surprised to find a book that talks down to it's reader as if they were very young. I was reminded of being around 4 or 5 at school, and I'm hoping the The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe doesn't leave me with the same taste in my mouth.
Otherwise the story was thoroughly enjoyable and I adored the imagery of Jardis in London in particular. It has some very strong descriptions as well, such as when Aslan wakes Nania, and I feel as though these happened when Lewis forgot the age of his prospective readership.