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Mostly just my books, but also some reviews (they might contain spoilers, they're imported from GR and don't parse).

I'm an avid reader of all types, but be warned that I mostly enjoy: horror, sci-fi, fantasy, romances and M/M erotica.

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes I spent my time reading The Chronicles of Narnia since last Sunday. They're a fast, easy read, clearly books for children, but not entirely bad for adults because of it.I'm not going to go on a detailed description of what I thought of each book, but try to generalize a little. On the writing style, I was a little annoyed on the way the author kept addressing the reader, but it wasn't a setback. It was also a little annoying how he kept repeating things like you couldn't remember it from two pages back (it's stupid to lock yourself in a closet, things can't be described, etc).I really enjoyed the first book, while it wasn't the one that had the most adventure in it- I think it was the best of the whole lot and a great introduction. I loved that I could read how Narnia began.Second and third were really good too, but from there on they began to decline in quality. The next three were okay-ish, while the last one had a decent first half and an ending (or really, from halfway on) that made me go "Er... ok... ?" and put it down with a feeling of a rushed, senseless, pointless ending.I read somewhere around that this is supposed to be Christian children story, which I guess it's where everyone got that Aslan = Jesus idea, but quite frankly, I didn't see it.Maybe because I didn't read it from a "Christian point of view.", or I just didn't give a damn about it and took Aslan for what he seems to be: Some kind of random deity from a book. And random deity do things their way, get involved when they want, are good/bad as they are supposed to be, etc. I saw no particular parallel anywhere.Overall, I think it's a good read for everyone- something all should read at least once, at least the first 6 books; you can most definitely skip the seventh.