A Reader posted a review at 2007-10-04 12:29:21.
I loved these books as a child, but I went back as an adult because I had a nagging memory of a very stereotyped and hardly disguised condemnation of Islam. I looked at the books again and found that it was even worse than I remembered. I actually refrained from sharing this series with my niece and nephews. When my niece began to read them following the release of the movie, I talked to my sister about being sure to have some conversations with her that looked critically at those books in the series that feature this viewpoint.
Man, if Lewis had done a similar chop job on the other "faith of the book," Judaism, I don't think we would ever stop hearing about it, and deservedly so. It just goes to show that we have little interest in fairness toward cultures a little further removed from our experience.
I still treasure the other books (not so much LWW because the Christian symbolism is too heavyhanded - although I was captivated and comforted by Aslan as a child) but feel saddened by the bigotry when it rears up especially in HHB and TLB (The Last Battle, for some reason not listed here).