Pullman hates Narnia Page 5

  • tengu 8 May 2007 19:54:54 10,294 posts
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  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    Of course Pullman hates Narnia - he's deeply anti-Christian, that's the whole point of his books. CS Lewis represents everything he doesn't like in children's writing. Personally, I'm not a fan of Christianity either. But the fact is, CS Lewis was a better writer of children's fiction than Pullman will ever be.
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    -> MikeD

    ???

    His Dark Materials

    Edited by otto at 21:51:12 16-10-2005
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    Sorry, I meant Mike.

    Yes they're children's fantasy, albeit accessible to adults (as any decent kids' stories are). And they are decent, though I wouldn't rate them above that. ;p
  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,322 posts
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    Daryoon wrote:
    It was Pullman's rather ... I can't think of the word ... his opinion of religion/Christianity that ruined his books. I'm going to have to read the Narnias sometime, but when it comes to blatent religious trolling, you can't get much worse than Amber Spyglass.

    He should've kept things the way they were in Northen Lights. It was a shame to see such a good book descend into one man's comically over-the-top hatred of organised religion.

    [u]IMO[/u]
    Post of the thread.

    [u]IMO[/u]

    :)
  • Furbs 14 Jun 2007 22:45:51 45,735 posts
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    Wow JC, you're really making yourself look an idiot here!
  • Furbs 14 Jun 2007 22:45:51 45,735 posts
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    JC, just so I know - who is more stupid? Someone who reads a book you like and doesnt like it, or someone who hasnt read it yet?
  • Furbs 14 Jun 2007 22:45:51 45,735 posts
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    I'm glad I read a couple of Narnia books when I was a kid with wild eyed naivity and didnt recognise the allegories. At least I got to enjoy them. Shame some people cant do the same.
  • Furbs 14 Jun 2007 22:45:51 45,735 posts
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    Eh? You've confused me with the ???'s! :)
  • Furbs 14 Jun 2007 22:45:51 45,735 posts
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    /wipes brow
  • Furbs 14 Jun 2007 22:45:51 45,735 posts
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    Wow, remind me never to add you to my IM if you'll paste a conversation on a forum
  • Furbs 14 Jun 2007 22:45:51 45,735 posts
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    Its an emoticon. Deal with it.
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