Pullman, Philip: His Dark Materials

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Just wondering if anyone's read any of his material. I've read Northern Lights, Subtle Knife, and I'm about 1/2 way thru Amber Spyglass. So ... anyone?
 

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I've never read any of his books or heard of him, but I'm always interested in a good book. What kind of books does he write? Maybe I'll have to go to the library and check it out. :rain:
 

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It's all scifi. He uses a lot of science, but it's so bizarre that you don't realise it all exists. It's quite mind boggling. About different/alternate universes and so on. :alienooh:
 

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Never heard of him before but he sounds interesting. I will have to try and find some of his work and check it out.
 

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That explains why I haven't heard of him, not being from England. Still will have to try and check him out.
 

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I want to read 'The Amber Spyglass', but since I read the others about seven years ago, I haven't yet. He took so long to write a final novel of the 'Dark Materials' trilogy. But it is amazing. If you're a SF fan, young or old, you'll surely find something in these.
Those are the only ones I've read though, 'Northern Lights' and 'Subtle Knife'.
 

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Oh, I've just finished it. Everyone that I know who's read it says it was really sad, but can't say I thought it was... :rolleyes:
 

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The Amber Spyglass

I was thinking of buying this, but wasnt sure, so was wonering if anyone else had read it and whether they could tell me what it's like.
 

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The best!!!

Philip Pullman is one of the only authors I have ever attempted to read the works of and have actually stuck to all the way through!!! He is the master of science fiction writing and even though I found Northern Lights slow to begin with, I quickly zipped through the Subtle Knife and Amber Spyglass, Subtle Knife being my favourite by far. The only bit I didn't like was the charachter Lyra because she was too snotty for my liking. Will was my favouite, oh and little Pan! Another reason I stuck with these stories is because all the books were bought as presents so I had to anyway!! Not that I wouldn't have, its just that if it hadn't been for my mum I don't think I would have found this amazing author. Anyone read anything else by him? He wrote a long series about a woman called Sally and I've read numbers 3 and 4 in that series so far. :):):)
 

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BUYBUYBUY!!!!!

This is a fantastic book to read, only problem is that it is the third part of a trilogy so unless you've read one and two you might get a tad confused. Anyway I absolutely love this trilogy if u want a plot synopsis i'll post one.:)
 

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it's part of a trilogy :eek:

I did NOT know that! What are the other books????
 

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the first one is Northern Lights and the second one is Subtle Knife. the second is best, first one needs a bit of time to warm up but all three excellent together!!!:):):)
 

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I guess what you're trying to say is 'BUY THEM NOW OR REGRET IT FOREVER?' eH?
 

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With a glowing review like that, my little legs just cannot run fast enough to the bookshop :D


Sin :)
 

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I guess i better go do it then before you try and make me regret it :erm:

Sin :)
 

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yep - and if you get them in paperback it'll only cost you a fiver per book! thats's a real bargain in this day and age!
 

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