The Silver Chair (C. S. Lewis)

Turns out I will have a difficult time deciding on my favorite Narnia book.  I thought it would easily be The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, but after reading The Silver Chair I’m not so sure. In this installment, Eustace is back, along with his schoolmate Jill Pole.  In another jab at “progressive” childrearing (whatever … Continue reading The Silver Chair (C. S. Lewis)

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The Call of the Wild, Part 2: Hal, Mercedes and Darla

As a result of a Facebook conversation the other day, I decided to expand a bit on a facet of The Call of the Wild I didn’t cover in my previous review:  some of its most infuriating characters, Hal and his sister Mercedes. A bit of background if you’re less than familiar.  Hal and Mercedes … Continue reading The Call of the Wild, Part 2: Hal, Mercedes and Darla