"The Silver Chair" by C.S. Lewis

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Title: The Silver Chair
Author: C.S. Lewis
Start Date: 11/7/2016
End Date: 11/10/2016
# of Pages: 243
Edition: HarperCollins hardcover (2007)

Favorite Quotes: (1) “Jill only made faces; the sort you make when you’re trying to say something but find that if you speak you’ll start crying again.” (2) “’I daren’t come and drink,’ said Jill. ‘Then you will die of thirst,’ said the Lion. ‘Oh dear!’ said Jill, coming another step nearer. ‘I suppose I must go and look for another stream then.’ ‘There is no other stream,’ said the Lion.” (3) “‘But, first, remember, remember, remember the signs. Say them to yourself when you wake in the morning and when you lie down at night, and when you wake in the middle of the night. And whatever strange things may happen to you, let nothing turn your mind from following the signs. And secondly, I give you a warning. Here on the mountain I have spoken to you clearly: I will not often do so down in Narnia. Here on the mountain, the air is clear and your mind is clear; as you drop down into Narnia, the air will thicken. Take great care that it does not confuse your mind. And the signs which you have learned here will not look at all as you expect them to look, when you meet them there. That is why it is so important to know them by heart and pay no attention to appearances. Remember the signs and believe the signs. Nothing else matters.’” (4) “‘Got to start by finding it, have we?’ answered Puddleglum. ‘Not allowed to start by looking for it, I suppose?’” (5) “‘Life isn't all fricasseed frogs and eel pie.’”

Why I Chose It: Six Narnia books down, one to go.

Other Notes: I love the rhythm of “The Silver Chair” - from the mountains to the land to the underland. If you believe Michael Ward’s proposition that the Narnia books take on characteristics of the mediaeval planets, this one is Luna, and I like the implications of that.

 
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