My rating: 1 of 5 stars
This can easily be termed as the worst novel that I have read up to date. Though it is a children’s book, it is not a compelling story even for a child. The story starts with a boy, Dickory and girl, Polly who with their uncle’s magic ring travel beyond the world. They go into another deplorable place where Dickory awakens a cruel witch queen. They again go back to Earth with the witch queen tagging behind them. The witch wreaks havoc in earth and due to Dickory’s bravery, his uncle, cab driver, Polly and the witch are plunged into the world of Narnia where they meet Aslan. The witch flees and Aslan crowns the cabbie and his wife as king and queen. He sends Dickory in search of an apple. When Dickory brings the apple, Aslan plants it and it grows
into a tree which will protect Narnia from the witch who has fled into the northern part away from Narnia. Then Aslan gives an apple to Dickory to cure his mother and sends him, Polly and his uncle back to Earth… While this story seems somewhat nice, the problem is with the narrative of the author who fails to make the story appealing with vague descriptions and loose words… May be the second book is nice and I guess that’s why they didn’t make a movie out of the first book. I didn’t even enjoy a small part of the novel but just finished it because I had started it 😦 I really wish I could give the book negative stars. But, it did inspire me with a positive feeling that anybody can write a novel. Really!!!! I am perked with confidence now thanks to this book.
Verdict : Not recommended