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 Scarlet Plague (Jack London)

The Scarlet Plague is included in the collection Fantastic Tales (see previous review), but since it’s really more of a novella than a short story, and brings up plenty to discussion topics, I’m giving it its own review.  (Above is the cover of the first edition.) First, the plot.  The Scarlet Plague is set several … Continue reading The Scarlet Plague (Jack London)