Monday, February 18, 2008

Of Reepicheepian Proportions

My article on the third book of the Chronicles of Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is up on HollywoodJesus.com. Here's a snippet.

My favorite character is the Mouse: Reepicheep, who starts the book as a clown and ends it as a musoline saint approaching the beatific vision. In some ways, he epitomizes Lewis’s storytelling in this tale, taking us from pirate adventures to spiritual heroism. Read more...

3 comments:

Love2Learn Mom said...

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is my favorite too. Thanks for the link!

Mary Catherine said...

What a great article! I'm glad to know someone else whose favorite of the series is Voyage. I've had it on good authority (by which I mean a very persuasive person I know asserts it vigorously) that The Silver Chair is the best of them, but I've always insisted that it's the Dawn Treader, for two reasons: a) Reepicheep is amazing, as you said, and b) Caspian is my first and dearest literary crush. It might have been different if I were younger, but Caspian stole my heart long before I ever met Bear.

Anonymous said...

I have read all of the books a number of times but I don't have a favorite one. I don't have a favorite chareictr ether.