The Tiger In The Well (Sally Lockhart #3)
Pullman always hero-worships his protagonists a bit, but he writes such compelling ones it's impossible to blame him. Take Sally Lockhart, our heroine: She pulls off unwed motherhood in Victorian London like it ain't no thang. She runs h ...more
This looks terrifying, but I still gotta read it.
It was terrifying. But it was also very good, like the rest of this series, and basically everything Phillip Pullman writes is fabulous. I was so scared at many points and empathised so much with Sally. I can't imagine how awful it would be, to have some hidden enemy know everything about you and always be one step ahead of you. I did guess the villain, mostly because of (view spoiler)[his mention at the very beginning and the ...more
Este año, encontré otro, también en oferta. Con mi suerte de siempre, resultó ser el tercero —al menos ...more
Okay, I was still digging the setting of Victorian London. Sally, I was just at the Assyrian exhibit at the British Museum! I walked along Fleet Street. I can totally picture every single place we were hanging out. But omigosh, I cannot tell you how frustrating every other part of this book was. One, Sally is back to annoying me. Two, everybody that I liked, like Jim, is not in the book (until the end, when he, of course, saves the ...more
I would n ...more
No matter, though, because Pullman still spins a decent yarn. It's about 2 years since we last saw Sally, and she is now raising Harriet, the daughter she conceived with Frederick right before he died. All seems to ...more
But other than that misstep, a terrific book - riveting, multilayered, and one of those ...more
If you already read and like the Sally Lockheart books then this one is along t ...more
He's amazing and his voices add so much to the story as a whole that once I started with the first audio book 'The Ruby in the Smoke' I no longer considered reading the books, it just wouldn't be the same.
So frugal as I am and consummate library patron that I am, I had to buy the audio book of 'The Tiger in the Well' because none of the libraries in my area (or ...more
Okay, so it's not an epic work of fantasy like "His Dark Materials" but this series in its own right, is brilliant, full of action and emotion and I can't deny the love I know I feel for it and for Sally and her fight throughout.
However, all my other thoughts a ...more
As usual Philip Pullman was amazing. This book was more than just a mystery, it discussed social issues such as the immigration of Jews, socialism, and freedom of the press. It is an amazing historical novel which everyone should read. Sally Lockhart is one of the strongest female characters I've ever read about, and the plot is highly intriguing.
Liked: Sally's political awakening, her moral struggles (is killing a bad dude okay? Is revenge worthwhile? How does her work contribute to the plight of the disadvantaged?), her self-sufficiency.
Disliked: Lack of familiar characters (Jim!), slightly heavy-handed education about the plight of the working man in London, new love interest (I'm not ready ...more
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