Archives for December 5, 2005

The Chronicle of Higher Education knocks down Phillip Pullman’s slanderous protests against C.S. Lewis and Narnia

Story here. In articles, interviews, and speeches, Pullman has described The Chronicles not just as "propaganda in the cause of the religion [Lewis] believed in," but also as guilty of advancing views such as, "Death is better than life; boys are better than girls; light-colored people are better than dark-colored people; and so on." And those are just Pullman's G-rated charges. He also has blasted The Chronicles in public forums as "one of the most ugly and poisonous things I've ever read," … [Read more...]

"It’s faithful to the book. But we’ve published our own alternative version of the novel, to reflect all of our changes."

Peter T. Chattaway beats me to the punch:Last night, I went to the local Chapters and discovered that a whole slew of movie tie-in books have already been released -- including a children's novelization of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe which includes descriptions of scenes from the film that are not in C.S. Lewis's original book. As my friend and colleague Steven D. Greydanus has pointed out, it kind of makes you wonder why there has been so much talk about the movie being so … [Read more...]