Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Serfin

Whoops, I just deleted my entire post. It wasn't any good anyway. I stopped briefly by a blog about comic books the other day and I remembered that I have a box of X-men, about 100 issues, and etc comic books in my apartment. I have no idea what to do with them. I like the idea of buying a cool house and wallpapering my bathroom with them. Some guy on MTV had this done. They are probably less valuable than wallpaper and farmore interesting. I used to think the new issue of X-Men would be so awesome. I kept hoping for a good story and cool action. I was pretty disappointed every month. At the time, I was reading a lot of Dragonlance books and I don't know which was the bigger waste of time and money. At least now I am not curious about either comics or Dragonlance books.

And now for something completely different...

I just finished reading The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis. This is the sixth book in the Chronicles of Narnia, but the first in chronological order. It details the creation and founding of the land of Narnia. I found it to be a quick read and pretty good. I like Lewis's style and brevity. He could easily have made that book longer but it was totally unnecessary, unlike R. Jordan. I suppose that since it was written for children, simple language is helpful. The action was not simple and the Ruined World of Charn was pretty cool. It reminded me of some of the stories written by Lovecraft and about some of his concepts. If you haven't read any of these books, Lovecraft or Lewis, I recommend that you do. I have also liked Lewis' The Great Divorce and Out of the Silent Planet. My next book is Perelandra, the second in the Space series by Lewis.

Tomorrow's post is all about Socrates and the law.

7 comments:

Lindsey said...

Now now now...Robert Jordan is my favorite author so let's not give him too hard a time about his lengthy novels. I enjoy them...900 pages and all.

I also enjoy CS Lewis and am very much looking forward to the movie in December. I need to go back and reread the books. It's been solong.

Chuckles said...

Robert Jorda is nice and all, but the old claim still stands. You can get all the important action by reading the first three chapters and the last three chapters of any of his books. The middle of his books of pretty much just filler. Most of his stuff is either cribbed from the Bible or JRR Tolkien or even D&D.

Anonymous said...

Just a heads up Chuckles, Out of the Silent Planet is better than Perelandra. Do you think you are going to move to any of C.S. Lewis' theology books?
-Leah

Chuckles said...

Leah,

I just recently read The Great Divorce. I thought it was pretty neat. Christian SciFi is a genre that I would normally not think was worth reading, but Contact is on my list, too.

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