Philip Pullman scrawls 'Narnia sux
' on the wall of the men's room, and the New Zealand Herald
To millions of readers of the original C. S. Lewis books, the story is a childhood tale of wonder and triumph, but a celebrated fantasy author, Philip Pullman, has warned they are stories of racism and thinly veiled religious propaganda that will corrupt children rather than inspire them.
Pullman, an avowed atheist is the noted author of a trilogy, His Dark Materials, which has itself drawn strong criticism from some religious groups.
Dear Mr. Pullman: There is this thing called irony...