I am also a firm believer that the book is better. I have 1-2 exceptions to that rule. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is one of them.
The books aren’t bad. It’s just that the movies miss no detail in the book, and I would argue bring a de mention that the book doesn’t even bring.
The books are fairly interesting and I love narrators who play a large role in the telling of the story and interact with the reader. However, I just feel like they lack a certain something that keeps me from seeing them as some of the best books I’ve ever read and many people I’ve met claim.
I read the first three books years ago, and I felt the movies were better and that reading the book was a waste of time. Normally the movie leaves stuff out, but they did a great job with the adaption.
I reread the book and found that I appreciate the world of Narnia more as an adult because I see how it encompasses childhood so well. I still think the movie is better, but I would not tell people not to read it.
I stand by my opinion I made as a kid, but it was good to reread the book with an open mind. I really want to watch the movie now!
Overall I’d give The Lion the Witch, and the Wardrobe 2/5 stars
What are your thoughts on these books? Should I read the others? Do you love or hate them? Why?