Fantasy author Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials) is going medieval on C.S. Lewis’ Narnia books. His controversial comments call the Narnia works “reactionary”, “racist” and “misogynistic”. From the BBC article:

“If the Disney corporation wants to market this film as a great Christian story, they’ll just have to tell lies about it,” he told The Observer.

“It’s not the presence of Christian doctrine I object to so much as the absence of Christian virtue,” he added.

“The highest virtue – we have on the authority of the New Testament itself – is love, and yet you find not a trace of that in the books.”

The BBC article also lists many comments from its readers.

As posted earlier, the adaptation of Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, which tells of a battle against the church and a fight to overthrow God, has undergone it’s share of hardships – including director changes.

[BBC link via Alien Online]

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