Hey there Dear Listener: how are you? Caught Narnia Fever yet? Because Letter to America's shameless attempt to piggyback on the hype over the upcoming Disney / Walden Media release of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe continues.
As Wayne Ordinary American points out in his comment to a previous post I have purchased the wrong book. Apparently there's some controversy over the proper order of the books - as I know nothing of such things I go to the true authority in all things literary in Belfast:
David Torrans of No Alibis Books here in the heart of the fabled University Quarter of Belfast, County Northern Ireland.
Dave is famous for dispensing tight, spare literary criticism and advice as well as super-strong cups of free coffee. When I told him my dilemma re: having to read all the Narnia books in order to cash in on the upcoming release of the film, he said to me "Jett, why READ them when you can LISTEN to them?" So true to character he loaned me the BBC Radio 4's Complete Chronicles of Narnia (with Full-Cast Dramatisation).
Yep, if you ever need any advice on which books to get on Irish culture, crime and politics Dave is your man, (and I'm not sayin' that cause he gives me free stuff...plus check out that cool painting of Columbo in the background!)
Well, I'm off to put the first tape in the machine and have a listen. Oh wait a minute. I don't have a tapedeck...