The following post is taken directly from my hand-printed Reader's Journal. I will be sharing these reflections each week on the Rivera Runs Through It blog. The date at the end of each post is the date of the original writing, which is typically the date I completed the book. The reflections are short, but represent my initial reactions to a book, a brief summary of the book or the questions it raised for me at the time. I hope you enjoy this segment in my blog and feel free to comment on what you read here.
The fifth book of the Chronicles is, so far, not my favorite. This does not surprise me since I am rarely intrigued by Royal ships at sea. Of course, Aslan was wonderful as usual, but I do not feel that the story has movd forward in any way. Eustace and the Dufflepuds were interesting new characters, but not much more than that. Sad news - Lucy and Edmund are now also too old to return to Narnia, but Aslan told them he is in our world too, only with a different name.
I'm beginning to think I have not given shipboard stories a fair shot. Do you have a recommendation for me?