Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Head to Head: Harry Potter Series vs The Chronicles of Narnia

Today I thought I'd introduce a new series of blog posts that will force you to choose between some of your favourite authors and books. Ardent book lovers, like myself, always enjoy a good discussion and they're generally pretty opinionated, so this new series is designed to fuel the passionate debater in all of us. The series will be titled "Head to Head" and first up I'm asking you to decide between two of the most well loved classic young adult fantasy series ever written - the Harry Potter series and The Chronicles of Narnia - books only, not the movies. To participate, just leave a comment with your vote and a brief reasoning behind your choice. I'll be posting my vote shortly, so make sure you follow the comment thread. This round of "Head to Head" will wrap up at the end of November, so make sure you cast your vote before then. I'll announce the results in early December. It's just a bit of harmless fun, but we hope it gets the blood boiling.


  1. Okay- I love both of these series. Still, there is no doubt the winner is Harry Potter. That series has taken me to an imaginary world that I would love to live in and be a part of at any age. The characters are people that I would like to be friends with and the storyline is amazing. :)


  2. After much internal debate, I've decided to go with the Narnia Chronicles. At the end of the day, I think they are better written than Harry Potter. I came to find that the Harry Potter books were too dense and repetitive as the series progressed. Lewis was much more to the point. Having said all that, I think I need to go back and re-read Narnia as an adult to truly know for sure. It's a hard choice!!


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