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The Last Battle By C.S. Lewis The Last Battle This edition of Lewis s classic fantasy fiction is packaged specifically for adults Complementing the look of the author s non fiction books and anticipating the forthcoming Narnia feature films thi

  • Title: The Last Battle
  • Author: C.S. Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780007202324
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Last Battle By C.S. Lewis This edition of Lewis s classic fantasy fiction is packaged specifically for adults Complementing the look of the author s non fiction books, and anticipating the forthcoming Narnia feature films, this edition contains an exclusive P.S section about the history of the book, plus a round up of the first six titles.
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    1. Maria on said:

      I think this is the first book I ve ever hated And that list is pretty short As a child, it really distressed me I didn t understand much of it, and it confused me why its tone was so very different from the other Narnia books Then, when I reread it a few years ago, it just pissed me off The message about religious pluralism is refreshing, sure, but the book just plain reads wrong, and I will probably never get over Lewis s treatment of Susan I guess if you don t believe in God, you deserve to l [...]

    2. Manny on said:

      A dismayingly poor conclusion to the series I honestly don t understand why a fair number of people apparently like it I believe it even won some kind of award The writing is flat and uninspired compared to the earlier volumes, and the preaching has completely taken over the narrative Oddly enough, a lot of it also comes across as extremely immoral Let s not even get into the question of whether the treatment of the Calormenes and their god Tash is racist or bigoted The thing that really annoys [...]

    3. Sean Kennedy on said:

      When I used to read the Chronicles as a kid, I would usually stop at Dawn Treader or Silver Chair Now I realise that as a kid I was a lot smarter than I gave myself credit for, for The Last Battle is an absolute shocker of a book It is racist, sexist, fundamentalist rhetoric disguised as children s literature.Those darkies yes, that s how they re referred to in the book, along with stinking of onions and garlic are invading Narnia again, at the guidance of a monkey groan for obvious racist paral [...]

    4. Luke on said:

      Lewis understands the way the world works better than any other writer I have ever read It s likely due to his appreciation for story and powerful imagination fed by scripture This book was eye opening for me to feel truth about how deception and our societies work in rebellion to God, through a fictional story It was painful to recognize the major battle and struggle that is so slippery and subtle in our own lives It would feel better to feel the stark good vs evil contrast in the Lion the Witc [...]

    5. Josie on said:

      WORST ENDING EVER.I mean, seriously The happiest ending possible is for everyone to die and go to heaven At first I thought that since Susan had stopped believing in Narnia and Aslan, she didn t get to go to heaven , but then I realised she wasn t actually on the train so she s still alive How absolutely horrible, losing her siblings and her parents But you know, better that than being dead Sorry, C.S Lewis, I m not converted.

    6. Annie on said:

      The first part of this book was so difficult for me to get through I hated how Narnia had become so tainted Everything was so utterly depressing, but thankfuly, things did not stay that way The last half is so wonderful I hardly knew what to do with myself after reading it for the first time.Of any of the worlds I ve read about, Narnia is the one I would most like to visit or better yet, live in forever I think that speaks to C.S Lewis ability to understand the longing of the human soul to be un [...]

    7. Roya on said:

      If I had the energy to describe how bad this is, I still wouldn t be able to describe how bad this is.

    8. Dannii Elle on said:

      This is my seventh journey into the fantastical lands of Narnia, as I have chosen to read the series in chronological rather than publication order.What a fitting end to such an epic series Despite having a darker message and serious tone than the other stories, I enjoyed this just as much as the previous books.It has been centuries since the last sighting of the mystical Aslan and his name has turned from legend to myth With some falsely using his name and status, and others denouncing him alt [...]

    9. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      The Last Battle Chronicles of Narnia, 7 , C.S Lewis 2002 1898 1963 1330 1328 1337

    10. Rachel Caroline Deacons on said:

      Warning Spoilers Okay, before I begin I need to add that I am not Christian or religious Not even a little bit That s not to say I completely dismiss the notion that there could be a God, just that I personally do not believe in one.I loved the Narnia books, especially the ones that centred around the Pevensie children As a child I m not sure what my reaction was to The Last Battle, when I was a teenager I read it again and felt a littleuncomfortable Now this isn t going to be a slander on C.S.L [...]

    11. Karina on said:

      Once I started thinking about racism and degrading other religions I couldn t take this any There was no way to unsee those things and just read it as a fun children s book What a waste of time Sorry not sorry.Oh, and the story itself was boring and aggravating.

    12. Amber on said:

      This is my favorite of the Narnia books I love how it begins, and especially how it ends I enjoyed it immensely as a child, but as an adult it strikes a much deeper cord The Christian allegory of these books is really summed up and finished here in a beautiful way I really enjoyed all of Lewis subtle hints about what he believes, and was surprised by how many things I agreed with I love that the Taarkan is told that all who do good in the name of Tash are really doing it to Aslan, and those who [...]

    13. Lisa (Harmonybites) on said:

      I might be giving this 3 or 4 stars were it not for the penultimate paragraph of the book My first Narnia book was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe I did think the imagination and imagery striking but found the Christian Allegory too blatant Friends told me however, that with the exception of The Last Battle, those aspects aren t so prominent in the later books, and that much of the series is wonder full So I found it from then on up to this book.Well, it could be said I d been warned but it [...]

    14. Jenna Leigh on said:

      SPOILERS Don t keep reading if you don t like em Gosh, I love The Last Battle As a Christian, Aslan s compassion and mercy in all of the books is moving, but it is especially highlighted in this novel Some people may not like the ending I know my sister didn t, especially because of the fact that Susan isn t brought into the new Narnia with the other Pevensie children My thought has always been and this is purely my own interpretation speculation that Susan will eventually be saved She is going [...]

    15. Shannon (leaninglights) on said:

      I finally saw how it all ended After almost 20 years it feels amazing I thought CS Lewis interpretation of the end times was beautiful The story was definitely focused and serious in tone than many of the other books but I have to tell you that I loved it Overall, I would probably give it a 4.75 stars

    16. Daniella on said:

      I agree with the reviewer who said this was the worst ending ever Not only does it have the worst ending, but the book itself is the worst ending to any series that I have ever read Period.Seriously, Mr Lewis, what the hell is this though Aside from the phenomenally craptacular ending where we re supposed to believe that the very best thing that could possibly happen is for everybody to die this book was just a whole lot of suck It seemed to have no point whatsoever, except that Lewis decided he [...]

    17. The Shayne-Train on said:

      So, whew, we made it through all of them Our adventures in Narnia are over After the fourth book, it started to be hard going there While the little one was still enjoying them, for me, the increased sloppiness of story structure and the obvious Aslan Jesus analog were growing tiresome But we did it, making it all the way through to the ultra preachy view spoiler the world ends but everyone goes to Heaven hide spoiler ending

    18. Ferdy on said:

      2.5 stars SpoilersIt was okay The best part was seeing all the characters bar Susan together again at the end The plot was pretty interesting but it did get a bit nonsensical in the last half with that weird demon devil thing The whole fake Aslan mastermind Ape trying to take over Narnia was actually quite entertaining Although, I thought it was dumb that Aslan didn t appear sooner and put a stop to things Eustace and Jill were yet again the main characters I was expecting of the original gang [...]

    19. Jennifer on said:

      This is one of the best books in the Chronicles of Narnia series The beginning got me so frustrated, as I can t stand how the ape Shift treated the donkey Puzzle also how puzzled dumb Puzzle can really be The climax the ending is VERY exciting This really give me a glimpse of how heaven will be like, as I can t stop smiling and laughing in the end What really surprised me is how the ending is so unpredictable, but is THE best happily ever ending I ve ever heard You have to read the book to find [...]

    20. Meg on said:

      I recently reread this series I was very worried that my added perspective as a religious studies major and adult would mar my childhood love of the books, but honestly, this is the only one in the series that I found unpalatable Maybe it s because I find the rapture end times story to be annoying that the sacrificed God story adapted in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, I don t know That said, given the choice of reading this again and reading Left Behind again, I d choose Left Behind I su [...]

    21. Erin on said:

      2.5 stars round up to 3Well, it appears that my journey into Narnia has run its course All of the cast return to help Aslan and their Narnian friends with one last battle Well, except for dear Susan who earned the strange fate of growing up and becoming rather shallow The ending of the story and the reaction it has received from thousands of reviewers, reminds me of the finale of LOST I just didn t see it coming.

    22. Mark on said:

      This is my third time through the Chronicles of Narnia After finishing the final installment, I have come to the realization that I will probably never read them again Why Because they re not that good Lewis has an odd style Speaking as the narrator he attempts to describe really good or bad feelings, tastes, smells and such Now, if these sensations are beyond description, he s sure to let the reader know that should they one day visit Narnia, they should definitely check this out As if he s wri [...]

    23. Kelsey Marie on said:

      For my full review, click here Wow I have finished The Chronicles of Narnia I can t believe it I definitely dragged it out, I think I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for the first time in 5th grade maybe, but even reading it through this time, I wasn t ready for it to be finished, because you can t read a book for the first time again But, it s finally over.This book is strangely moving and depressing all at the same time I feel like Lewis might have just been extremely done with soci [...]

    24. Jennie on said:

      I hated this book I hated it so much I m glad I didn t finish the series as a child I petered out some time after the 3rd or 4th, in publishing order , because this book would have scarred me for life As impressionable as I was as a wee bairn, I would have either run around crying for a week over the way everyone insert spoiler here at the end, or I would have traipsed about hoping for Armageddon so I could go play with the pretty lion Not cool Not cool at all Either way, I would have been total [...]

    25. Kimberley doruyter on said:

      if we all get to go to narnia the end wouldn t be so bad.

    26. Raina on said:

      I actually hate this book I can t say that often All of the worst elements of Christian media not just literature are present in this book Lewis rejects religious pluralism, bases antagonists on rampant xenophobia, and falls once into the trap of allowing Aslan to take over the story, even though the beginning was so good because of the marked absence of Aslan At first I thought that the Calormenes and their god Tash were definitely Lewis s idea of Muslims and Islam They re dark skinned and wea [...]

    27. Carmen de la Rosa on said:

      Antes de leer este libro me hice spoiler me odio jajaja y no se si fue por eso, que al leerlo se ve a venir ese final view spoiler Entiendo porque fue un final de impacto, el saber que todos estaban muertos en nuestro mundo porque hubo un accidente de ferrocarril, pero al leer todo lo que dec an los Pevensie, te das cuenta que era algo que ya se ve a venir hide spoiler La trama me pareci entretenida, pero pensaba que siendo el ultimo libro, suceder a la m s grande batalla de Narnia, pero no, fue [...]

    28. Nikki on said:

      I think I liked The Last Battle even less, this time round, than I usually do It doesn t have the Narnia magic it has barely any characters to sympathise with, and the tone is all wrong I do like the universalist sentiments, i.e that anyone who does good deeds, no matter whose name they re doing them in, is serving the one true God But I dislike that there is a one particular true God, and I dislike that it s so strongly divided on racial terms The treatment of Susan is annoying, too, though it [...]

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