As the attack began Berliners waited, numb and terrified, clinging to the only politics that mattered -- the politics of survival. For them, to endure had become most important.
"A brilliant and shaming book holding human nature in all its insensate folly up to the mirror of history." (The Times Literary Supplement)...Continua
C. S. Lewis really gives all that he is capable of in this last book of Narnia. The tension escalates throughout the book. The pace quickens continuously. The reader gets completely absorbed into the story. The fight scenes are comparable to the best epic tales like Lord of the Rings, and I really look forward to seeing The Last Battle made into a movie!
Then the plot turns unexpectedly at the last quarter of the book. Here I would've downgraded my rating, had I not remembered that Lewis meant to draw a parallel with the Bible. The turning of the plot does make sense when you consider the message of the entire story - even if you're not really satisfied at the outcome of the battle....Continua