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Re: Chronicles of Narnia

Posted: April 29th, 2015, 8:09 am
by Kangaroo692
It's kind of like the Jungle book -- to me anyway -- how there was one part, and the next part was a story of what happened somewhere in the middle of the last one. :)

Re: Chronicles of Narnia

Posted: April 29th, 2015, 8:14 am
by Kristingj
Yeah, I get what you mean:)

Re: Chronicles of Narnia

Posted: April 29th, 2015, 2:39 pm
by jessieyun0404
Kangaroo692 wrote:One of my family's favorite things to do is to (after we read the book) watch the movie, and point out any differences we see. :D

What is your favorite Narnia book?
I'm Prince Caspian or The Silver Chair...for me :)

Re: Chronicles of Narnia

Posted: April 29th, 2015, 2:46 pm
by Kangaroo692
Yes, Silver Chair is a scary one... :shock:
The cover of my edition for some reason has the green snake thingy (oh, I wish I could remember her name!) silver instead of green, I wonder why...?

Re: Chronicles of Narnia

Posted: April 29th, 2015, 3:04 pm
by kadath
"The Horse and His Boy" is my favorite Narnia book also, I was really hoping that they would make that one into a (big budget) movie. Those that love Lewis's fantasy and imaginative fiction should check out James Stephen's "The Crock of Gold" http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1605/1605-h/1605-h.htm. It was one of his favorites and traces of that book can be seen throughout a lot of his fiction output including the Narnia books.

Re: Chronicles of Narnia

Posted: April 29th, 2015, 7:27 pm
by Kangaroo692
I think I see a new project coming on... :)

Re: Chronicles of Narnia

Posted: May 3rd, 2015, 3:01 am
by Elizabby
I just love the Narnia books - I have a professional set of Dram Reads of all the books, complete with music and sound effects! :9:

My favourite is definitely Silver Chair. It contains two of my favourite concepts - the first is when the Marsh Wiggle has that long discussion with the Queen of the Underworld about the nature of reality. The second is when they realise that they have messed up following all the signs, but decide to be obedient to Aslan's command when it really matters, even if the personal cost is high.

Although my absolute favourite scene in the whole series is from Voyage of the Dawn Treader - the un-dragoning of Eustace. I just love and adore that scene! (I did NOT like what they did with that movie though. I sat through the whole bit with the "magical mist" going "WHAaaat?" and then the magical swords and all the rest - I preferred the original "unimproved" version. :roll:

I haven't see that book "Crock of Gold" - running off to look at it now! It isn't in the catalogue yet, so it might be a suitable group project if Kangaroo would like to help read!

EDIT: Nice short chapters, would be a lovely group project - unless Kangaroo wants it for a solo?

Re: Chronicles of Narnia

Posted: May 3rd, 2015, 12:02 pm
by Kangaroo692
Go right ahead... I usually don't BC a book unless I'm very familiar with it and I've been planning it for months. :wink:
And I'm not in a position to take on any solos at the moment, so whoever wants to solo it or BC it, go right ahead. If you want to I may be able to read a chapter. :)

EDITED TO ADD: Oh, it looks like you have already started it. :)

I LOVE The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Especially the mysterious gold island. (which I still don't understand...)

I just got Bringing Narnia Home in the mail, and although I've only read the preface, I highly recommend it. And also Planet Narnia is interesting to read. Both of these are Christian books.

Do any copyright experts here know when Narnia will be PD? I know it is in Canada (not in the US, sadly) and Rachel (SweetPea) is coordinating it.

Re: Chronicles of Narnia

Posted: May 3rd, 2015, 3:02 pm
by Darvinia
Kangaroo692 wrote:Do any copyright experts here know when Narnia will be PD? I know it is in Canada (not in the US, sadly) and Rachel (SweetPea) is coordinating it.
I'm not speaking as an expert. My research shows that the general rule of thumb is 95 years from publication for works published 1923–1963. The series was written between 1949 and 1954 so that suggests PD in the US starting Jan 1, 2045 for the first book and Jan 1, 2050 for the last.

Re: Chronicles of Narnia

Posted: May 5th, 2015, 9:58 am
by English Andrew
January 1st 2034 for UK readers (and other life + 70 countries).

Re: Chronicles of Narnia

Posted: May 5th, 2015, 10:05 am
by Kangaroo692
So for us U.S. citizens, it will be 30 years... I wonder what LV will be like then.

Re: Chronicles of Narnia

Posted: May 7th, 2015, 9:57 pm
by Elizabby
Elizabby wrote:
I haven't see that book "Crock of Gold" - running off to look at it now! It isn't in the catalogue yet, so it might be a suitable group project if Kangaroo would like to help read!

EDIT: Nice short chapters, would be a lovely group project - unless Kangaroo wants it for a solo?
Sorry folks. I did launch this, but then changed my mind. I realised I'm going to be pretty busy in the next few months and I want to launch a new DR and a new Play.

I saved the chapter word counts though, if anyone else wants to start it. I don't think I will - too much Gaelic for me to feel comfortable BCing this one.

Re: Chronicles of Narnia

Posted: May 8th, 2015, 12:29 am
by jessieyun0404
Elizabby wrote:
Elizabby wrote:
I haven't see that book "Crock of Gold" - running off to look at it now! It isn't in the catalogue yet, so it might be a suitable group project if Kangaroo would like to help read!

EDIT: Nice short chapters, would be a lovely group project - unless Kangaroo wants it for a solo?
Sorry folks. I did launch this, but then changed my mind. I realised I'm going to be pretty busy in the next few months and I want to launch a new DR and a new Play.

I saved the chapter word counts though, if anyone else wants to start it. I don't think I will - too much Gaelic for me to feel comfortable BCing this one.
Beth, I'm interested, and I'd like to be handle this out.

Re: Chronicles of Narnia

Posted: May 8th, 2015, 2:27 am
by annise
Gaelic words are really difficult, they don't sound anything like they are written to English speakers so it could make the stories hard to follow - just saying :D

Anne

Re: Chronicles of Narnia

Posted: May 8th, 2015, 6:02 am
by Elizabby
jessieyun0404 wrote:
Beth, I'm interested, and I'd like to be handle this out.
You can have my word counts if you want them, but I suggest you have a read of the book first yourself and see if you can manage it. If you still want it after you've read the first couple of chapters, launch the project (18 sections) and PM me and I'll post the chapter word counts in the thread for you.