"The Horse and His Boy" by C.S. Lewis

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Title: The Horse and His Boy
Author: C.S. Lewis
Start Date: 8/22/16
End Date: 8/27/16
# of Pages: 224
Edition: HarperCollins hardcover (2007)

Favorite Quotes: (1) β€œβ€˜Why?’ asked the Horse. β€˜I’m a free Narnian. And why should I talk slaves' and fools' talk? I don't want him to live for ever, and I know that he's not going to live for ever whether I want him to or not.’” (2) β€œβ€˜Ah!’ croaked the Raven. β€˜It is an old saying: see the bear in his own den before you judge of his conditions.’ β€˜That's very true, Sallowpad,’ said one of the Dwarfs. β€˜And another is, Come, live with me and you'll know me.’” (3) β€œOne of the drawbacks about adventures is that when you come to the most beautiful places you are often too anxious and hurried to appreciate them.” (4) β€œHe had not yet learned that if you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one.” (5) β€œβ€˜But of course,’ he thought, β€˜I was quite safe. That is why the Lion kept on my left. He was between me and the edge the whole time.’”

Why I Chose It: I’m continuing to re-read the Chronicle of Narnia. I was particularly excited for THAHB because it was one of my least read but most enjoyed of the series - I remember being fascinated with some of the other countries in the Narnia world.

Other Notes: I love how this book incorporates some of the classic plots of lore and fairy tales (SPOILER: such as the royal twins separated at birth). Just like the new Star Wars movie exists in the same universe as the trilogies, this story is not in the direct history of some of the others, which lends it a really interesting feel.

 
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