The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Updated: Jul 12, 2021
Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
"Narnia… the land beyond the wardrobe door, a secret place frozen in eternal winter, a magical country waiting to be set free.
Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first her brothers and sister don't believe her when she tells of her visit to the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund, then Peter and Susan step through the wardrobe themselves. In Narnia they find a country buried under the evil enchantment of the White Witch. When they meet the Lion Aslan, they realize they've been called to a great adventure and bravely join the battle to free Narnia from the Witch's sinister spell."
I feel like this book needs no introduction as most people would know what this book is...so I'm just gonna dive straight into the review.
I've had the omnibus Narnia series for at least 10 years, and not once did I ever pick it up despite the fact that I absolutely adore the movies. I finally picked it up this year and thought the story was still really good.
This is simply just a good magical story about family. Originally, I was going to say that the religious connotations went over my head, but the more I thought about it, the more prevalent they became. In all honesty I now can't stop thinking about it and it kind of ruins the series a bit for me...
If anything, I will say that this did solidify that I like the movie better only for one reason (cough*aside from William Moseley as Peter*cough). Tilda Swinton did a great job as Jadis as I found her to be a lot more intimidating in the movie. Jadis in the book acted like a child by constantly screeching.
I probably don't need to recommend that you read this and you all probably have already...