Feb 09, 2021Foreverhope rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
"The Magician's Nephew" is the beginning of "The Chronicles of Narnia"; a beautifully allegorical series of 7 books by C.S. Lewis. In this first installment, we find that Digory and Polly discover, Nothing, until it becomes something when transported to another world by rings that Digory's Uncle Andrew created. Of course, compelling circumstances occurred along the way, but it all led to the creation of Narnia.
Honestly, the book started off a bit slow, but it picked up starting with chapter 9. In this chapter, Lewis writes a gorgeous depiction of the 7 days of creation. It was quite exhilarating to read what he pictured it like in a fictional way. It also got me excited because I knew right off the back what that was supposed to be; it made my heart so glad. From that chapter to the rest of the novel, I'd say it was the book's most exciting and intriguing parts.
Lewis was a very descriptive writer, and I loved how every scene brought vivid images to my mind. Something that makes a book great is when I can imagine what happens since I'm a very visual person. I like it when the author is very descriptive because I seem to be able to actually visible something; otherwise, my brain will be confused.
I also very much enjoyed how all the animals could talk. For some reason, those scenes had an "Animal Farm" vibe, which made them quite hilarious and reminded me that this was a fantasy novel. Oh, and I must say that I wish Aslan was real. I would love receive wisdom from him and touch his fur! I definitely know that he will not bit me. ;)
All-in-all, this was a fabulous book! I am excited to enter the wardrobe and explore more of Narnia in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." You never know what may happen there!