Susie's Reviews > The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
Rate this book
Clear rating

F 50x66
's review
May 01, 2008

really liked it
Read in April, 2008

Considering all the recent controversy surrounding Pullman's Dark Materials, I was careful to avoid reading any articles or reviews that would taint my opportunity to judge this book on face value. I found it to be an incredible story. Pullman drew from history, religion and science to form his own unique creation. I can't say that it was remarkably uplifting, or inspiring, or even that it made me question my view of life and how my religion plays into that. In fact, it probably only solidified my views. Sometimes readers who claim to be religious do themselves a disservice by criticizing books that disagree with their beliefs. First, they are only confirming what many athiestic authors claim: that religion closes the minds of men. Second, they fail to see what common ground there is between us as members of humanity, believers in God or not. Third, they can't seem to recognize such books for what they are: fiction. That is exactly what it was for me. A compelling, don't-want-to-put-it-down work of fiction.
16 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Amber Spyglass.
Sign In »

Comments <span class="smallText"> (showing 1-2 of 2) </span> <span class="smallText">(2 new)</span>

dateDown arrow    newest »

Brigham Well put. I recently finished the series and was surprised about the controversy surrounding it.

Shannan Great review Susie.

back to top