“Chronicles Of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S. Lewis

Since there would be a power outage from 9 AM to 5 PM and I had nothing else to do besides eating rice crispies without milk, I’d rather do this. I was just done reading this last night after a week. Yes, I’m not exactly a fast reader when it comes to novels. But that doesn’t stop me from loving to read those books.

Anyway, this is just a short thought about this book. I’ve only become aware of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles Of Narnia when I watched the 2005 movie adaptation of the second book in the series. Since then, I wanted to read the entire series. The only problem was, it’s hard to find the books of the series. Thankfully, though with a slight difficulty, I managed to find them all.

Digory and Polly came to me as really curious and imaginative kids, able to come up with various theories of their own about the tunnel they’ve explored. Until such time both of them stumbled upon the room that Digory was reminded almost all the time not to enter. As they say, curiosity kills the cat. In this book, it’s not literal but it did get them into trouble in more ways than one and made them discover a whole new world. I don’t know if I should consider it as a good thing or not. But at least I was able to read their adventures as they explore each worlds they got into.

From here, I was also able to learn about Jadis’ origins and how did she get into Narnia. From the start, she was really an epitome of greed enough to destroy everything. She was really used to being high and mighty that she even expected everyone to bow down before her. But I guess in every world, not all people are foolish enough to do that.

In my perception, their adventures were pretty short. But it seemed that the power of mind was something that should not be underestimated. Or should I say, the willpower to do something. People tend to make choices that they would regret in the end. But at some point, we can learn from it. They could be mistakes or decisions enough to change people’s lives forever. Those choices usually leave a greater impact in our lives more than anything else.

At least, those were the things I learned from reading Digory and Polly’s adventures that even led to the founding of Narnia. I might have still missed a few things/issues. But perhaps I’d be able to know about them some other time.

For now, it’s time to read on the next adventure set in Narnia.


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