Tony Watkins has just published a short but sharp perspective on the tension between Phillip Pullman’s perspective and work, and C.S. Lewis’s perspective and work.
Philip Pullman’s hostility towards The Chronicles of Narnia is a very strong reaction to a mere story, even if it is perhaps over-revered by some. Yes, Lewis’s work contains some serious flaws, but the real problem seems to be that it is a story which expresses and argues for a worldview completely antithetical to Pullman’s. Sadly, his ‘paroxysm of loathing’ … feels distinctly intolerant.