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The Horse and His Boy kindle ê Paperback read ↠ c.s. lewis ✓ The Horse and his Boy is a stirring and dramatic fantasy story that finds a young boy named Shasta on the run from his homeland with the talking horse Bree When the pair discover a deadly plot by the Calormen people to conuer the land of Narnia Is homeland with the talking horse Bree When the pair discover a deadly plot by the Calormen people to conuer the la I feel really guilty about loving this book as much as I do I loved it as a kid and I love it now and there is just so much wrong with it The xenophobia is positively racist by page 5 we're already hearing the first of many references to the fact that the residents of Narnia are considered by the residents of their southern neighbor Calormen to be fair and whiteaccursed but beautiful barbarians The Calormenes on the other hand are nothing but walking Middle Eastern stereotypes They wear turbans and have long beards and speak in overblown wise old sayings like Has not one of the poets said 'Natural affection is stronger than soup and offspring precious than carbuncles' This aspect of the story is ridiculously inexcusably bad As I've mentioned in reviews of other Narnia books Lewis seems to take great pride in backing the wrong horse at every possible social andor historical point and boy howdy does he blow it here He puts his last dollar down on good old colonialist Hey look Savages If only they had a civilized country to tell them what to do This should not be taken as me buying into moral relativism and excusing the very real sexism and lack of democracy running rampant through the real Middle East by the way It's me thinking that those weren't exactly the things that bothered Lewis about that regionSo knowing all that how can I possibly enjoy this bookI cringe at times but I do Lewis has some of his most memorable lines and greatest moral triumphs in this story For instance I once wrote an article and later created an e card featuring this terrific lineIf you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better oneIt's true It's one of the horrible unfairnesses of life but there it is And when you see life in those terms you're better able to bow your head to the deeds that are your lot It isn't fair It just isI also love when Hwin the gentle nervous motherly talking horse speaks up to Bree another talking horse when he insists they should take a break before setting out on a march Time is short and the enemy is almost at the gate but he wants a snack and a rest and a rubdown first More than that he thinks he needs them 'P please' said Hwin very shyly 'I feel just like Bree that I can't go on But when Horses have humans with spurs and things on their backs aren't they often made to go on when they're feeling like this and then they find they can'This is true both morally and physically How often do we get to what we think is the breaking point the point where we simply Can NOT Go on And then if we don't give in but push ourselves a little harder we learn the difference between what we think we need and what we're really capable of Because of course Hwin turns out to be right and Bree's wrongness almost ruins everythingI didn't understand this when I read it for the first time but I remembered it And now I think about it all the time whether I'm running a hill or writing a few words or any words at all on a day I could have sworn I was too tired to get some writing doneThere are too many outstanding examples like this to resist And as always Lewis nails the little moments we can all relate to even if we've never uite experienced them Like when Shasta waiting anxiously for his friends alone in the dark among some ancient tombs hears a terrible noise After almost jumping out of his skin he realizes it's a distant horn blowing for the closing of the city gates'Don't be a silly little coward' said Shasta to himself 'Why it's only the same noise you heard this morning' But there is a great difference between a noise heard letting you in with your friends in the morning and a noise heard alone at nightfall shutting you outAnd then later when the two main character children Shasta and Aravis are riding across the desert On again trot and walk and trot jingle jing

The Horse and His BoyIs homeland with the talking horse Bree When the pair discover a deadly plot by the Calormen people to conuer the la I feel really guilty about loving this book as much as I do I loved it as a kid and I love it now and there is just so much wrong with it The xenophobia is positively racist by page 5 we're already hearing the first of many references to the fact that the residents of Narnia are considered by the residents of their southern neighbor Calormen to be fair and whiteaccursed but beautiful barbarians The Calormenes on the other hand are nothing but walking Middle Eastern stereotypes They wear turbans and have long beards and speak in overblown wise old sayings like Has not one of the poets said 'Natural affection is stronger than soup and offspring precious than carbuncles' This aspect of the story is ridiculously inexcusably bad As I've mentioned in reviews of other Narnia books Lewis seems to take great pride in backing the wrong horse at every possible social andor historical point and boy howdy does he blow it here He puts his last dollar down on good old colonialist Hey look Savages If only they had a civilized country to tell them what to do This should not be taken as me buying into moral relativism and excusing the very real sexism and lack of democracy running rampant through the real Middle East by the way It's me thinking that those weren't exactly the things that bothered Lewis about that regionSo knowing all that how can I possibly enjoy this bookI cringe at times but I do Lewis has some of his most memorable lines and greatest moral triumphs in this story For instance I once wrote an article and later created an e card featuring this terrific lineIf you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better oneIt's true It's one of the horrible unfairnesses of life but there it is And when you see life in those terms you're better able to bow your head to the deeds that are your lot It isn't fair It just isI also love when Hwin the gentle nervous motherly talking horse speaks up to Bree another talking horse when he insists they should take a break before setting out on a march Time is short and the enemy is almost at the gate but he wants a snack and a rest and a rubdown first More than that he thinks he needs them 'P please' said Hwin very shyly 'I feel just like Bree that I can't go on But when Horses have humans with spurs and things on their backs aren't they often made to go on when they're feeling like this and then they find they can'This is true both morally and physically How often do we get to what we think is the breaking point the point where we simply Can NOT Go on And then if we don't give in but push ourselves a little harder we learn the difference between what we think we need and what we're really capable of Because of course Hwin turns out to be right and Bree's wrongness almost ruins everythingI didn't understand this when I read it for the first time but I remembered it And now I think about it all the time whether I'm running a hill or writing a few words or any words at all on a day I could have sworn I was too tired to get some writing doneThere are too many outstanding examples like this to resist And as always Lewis nails the little moments we can all relate to even if we've never uite experienced them Like when Shasta waiting anxiously for his friends alone in the dark among some ancient tombs hears a terrible noise After almost jumping out of his skin he realizes it's a distant horn blowing for the closing of the city gates'Don't be a silly little coward' said Shasta to himself 'Why it's only the same noise you heard this morning' But there is a great difference between a noise heard letting you in with your friends in the morning and a noise heard alone at nightfall shutting you outAnd then later when the two main character children Shasta and Aravis are riding across the desert On again trot and walk and trot jingle jing

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The Horse and His Boy Ø The Horse and his Boy is a stirring and dramatic fantasy story that finds a young boy named Shasta on the run from h “Do not by any means destroy yourself for if you live you may yet have good fortune but all the dead are dead like” This felt as if I was reading a folktale about a horse and a boy who wander around and seek their new adventure Yet the humor in this book is abundant even though the narration is not as intriguing as the other books And the storyline is uite straight and lacks of twists or epicness too I yawned so many times while I was getting past the first half of the book I'd used my whole day to finish this book despite how short it is the story runs on until I felt so tired and wished it should have ended sooner than later “When things go wrong you'll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start going right they often go on getting better and better” Anyway The Horse and His Boy has strange words that I tried so hard to understand The dialogues are weird too for the characters always talk to each other like 'O enlightened Prince O louacious Vizier O my resourceful son O eternal Tisroc O impeccable Tisroc' I didn't use to something like this in literaturesBut I kind of enjoyed this book and this is the story that doesn't includes the old characters in it However I want to see the conclusion where everything meets it ending and is deduced to the finest point for the readers to see the whole picture “Do not dare not to dare” book × The Horse and His Boy Í C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis Í The Horse and His Boy kindle Nd of Narnia the race is on to warn the inhabitants of the impending danger and to rescue them all from certain deat “Child' said the Lion 'I am telling you your story not hers No one is told any story but their own” Not many people know this about me but my mom is a horse riding instructor; so needless to say I grew up with horses and although I very rarely mount now these animals will always hold a very special place in my heart That is why when I started reading this book I thought it would be my favourite of the series which I am reading in publication order so this was book number five for me but unfortunately the story of the horse and his boy very soon is put in the background in order to describe some narnian battle which I mean I don't care much about battles give me back my lovely horse I have read enough book in this series now to form the opinion that alas these will never be a favourite of mine I understand the value of it as a classic and I understand the undeniable talent and genius of the writer; but as a matter of completely personal taste they just don't entertain me that much I found myself hoping for the best at every beginning of each one and begin to use most of the engagement halfway though the story They are definitely delightful stories but not very much page turners for me I do love Aslan though and usually the moments in which he appears or speaks are my favourites The rest the story the characters even the world are fascinating but I keep other fantasy series closer to my heart I do think my feelings would have been different if I had read them as a child but since I have no emotional attachment to them I am glad I read them for their importance but I don't think I'll read them again in the future Love the horses though