Movie vs Book?
My fam and I are going to see VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER this evening. Usually, I say the book is better than the movie, but so far in the Narnia series, the movie makers have made it a point to adhere pretty strictly to the books. I hope that continues because the Dawn Treader is one of my favorite stories in the series.
The Chronicles of Narnia was written for children, and I first discovered it when my kids were small. But what a delight at any age! I fell in love with the magical world of CS Lewis.
For one thing, the books are wickedly well-written. Take the opening of Dawn Treader for example.
There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubbs, and he almost deserved it.
That’s up there with Melville’s “Call me Ishmael” for using a name to paint a deft character sketch. In those few words, we know Eustace is a real stinker and we’ll read on to see what happens to him because we love to see fellows of his sort get what’s coming to them. I’m not going to be a spoiler, but I will say following Eustace’s journey is well worth the trip.
So I’m looking forward to the movie this evening.
Have you ever been disappointed by a movie after reading the book or vice versa?