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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
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Aug 26, 2013

it was amazing
Read from June 14 to August 26, 2013

I LOVE these books! This one - the first one, is absolutely great! I love the whole idea about other and (kinda) parallel universes. I first read this when I was 11 which of course resulted in me desperately wanting a dæmon! Oh how I wanted someone like Pan! OH! And IOREK! How cool wouldn't it be to know a BEAR KING! Seriously I hate that non of my friends have read these books! It kills me having no one to share this book with! So people READ IT!!!! Oh, and in case anyone wondered why the h... I only gave it 4 out of 5 stars is because the third one is like EPIC!!!!

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Trine Anyway, I know it is a bit heavy for children, bur I enjoyed it back then, and now that I am somewhat older I enjoy on a deeper one as well

Trine UH and people say this is an atheist book. I disagree, because even though I am not that religious I still believe in God, but enjoyed the book too. The thing is, you don't have to necessarily view it as anti-Christian. It does not have a problem with God or Jesus, the problem seems to be the way that religion is used to take power and use that power for evil. And even though Lyra is a lot of the things that Christians dislike, like that she lies and so forth, it is not the glorification of evil, but instead it seems to say that childhood is amazing, and with that comes the ability to imagine stories, and that could be a lie too. Because Lyra doesn't really lie to do bad. Mostly it is to make a good story for her friends, or saving others.

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