A Skeptic's Adventures In Narnia

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1. Laura Miller’s “The Magician’s Book: A Skeptic’s Adventures in Narnia” approaches the topic of her favourite childhood book with careful nostalgia. Miller compares her experience with “The Chronicles of Narnia” to an adult “love affair”. Miller concedes that her time with Narnia as a child was a form of escapism, wishing more than anything she could belong in that world. But as her mind developed with age, and she discovered the parallel synonym of Narnia to Christianity, she felt somewhat betrayed by C.S. Lewis. Miller proposes that, as children, we are not reading as critical readers, but simply as readers. She suggests that our reason to read books changes from this idea of escapism to more reading because we should or because we need
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