Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Narnia - The movie or the book?

I have a reading disability. I'm never in a position to say something like "I liked the book better than the movie." because I never get through a book. I try to read every night and I find myself reading about three books a year. Think about that. That is what it's like to read like a 3rd grader. I won't get into the nuances of my reading problems because it's not as bad as it sounds. I have to some degree replaced traditional reading with what is popularly known as speed reading without knowing it.

I saw the Chronicles of Narnia last night. I've read the entire series and I can honestly say that the movie was not better than the book...It was the book. I was amazed that virtually nothing was left out and nothing really added. It was the book.

The movie has its critics but I don't care. I enjoyed the entire Chronicles of Narnia and consequently I enjoyed the movie too. I don't feel any geeky anxiousness to see the next installment in the movies, but I'm definitely looking forward to it.

4 comments:

Esther said...

There's always audio books too.

I'm dyslexic, but not too terribly so. I have been known to write words backwards and after checking them several times still fail to notice they were backwards. I get really confused on the word verification things for posting comments on blogspot blogs. Sometimes I have to redo them three or four times. I guess it's not the same though.

But if you can write a book, you're doing pretty well, I'd say.

I agree, LWW was very much the book. It was an excellent movie.

Tracy said...

The funny thing about writing a book or writing anything when you don't read is...you're not really influenced by anyone. People read your work and say, "your style is odd, yet warm." Almost like saying "you're not attractive, but hey...there are lots of ugly people in the world." Sheeya, thanks.

berburbaby said...

Here's an interesting post about an article from the UK...the blogger isn't the most coherent, but what are you going to do?

http://russellsmusings.blogspot.com/2005/12/narnia-under-assault.html

J. said...

I really liked the movie, too. Very, very much. :)