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Series: His Dark Materials

by Author Philip Pullman


Lyra's Oxford (2003)

"This book contains a story and several other things."So opens this slim and quiet little volume of Lyra's Oxford, a book that truly contains a story and several other things, but maybe Other Things is how we should think of these latter objects for: "They might have come from anywhere. They migh...

Lyra's Oxford (2003) by Philip Pullman

The Golden Compass (1996)

This is a largely ironic novel. I say ironic due to the way in which in aiming to parody another work of fiction, it falls victim to the same problems it accuses the other work of. By parody I mean the claim, verified in some sources by Philip Pullman, that due to the author's dislike of The Chro...

The Golden Compass (1996) by Philip Pullman

The Subtle Knife (1997)

The Subtle Knife which is the second volume in His Dark Materials trilogy fails to live up to the first installment.In Nothern Lights (or The Golden Compass, as it was titled in the US) readers were treated to a rich alternative universe. It was clear that the Philip Pullman had an active imagina...

The Subtle Knife (1997) by Philip Pullman

His Dark Materials (2003)

I didn't know about Philip Pullman and 'His Dark Materials' before the trailers for 'The Golden Compass' aired - and I'm a bit sad about that. I would have loved to have read this when I was a teenager!Anyways, on to the review:The Golden CompasThe storyline in The Golden Compas is so well-crafte...

His Dark Materials (2003) by Philip Pullman

The Amber Spyglass (2003)

Oooooof.Too much. Way too much.Pullman's series concludes like it started. Good but nothing great. And tiring. Very. The Amber Spyglass weighs as much as the other two books put together....and then some. Pullman pulls in still MORE main characters and still MORE beings and still MORE complic...

The Amber Spyglass (2003) by Philip Pullman