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Lyra's Oxford by Philip Pullman
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Sep 14, 11

bookshelves: fantasy, ya, fiction
Recommended for: Pullman fans
Read on September 10, 2011, read count: 1

After re-reading The Amber Spyglass, I was not quite ready to put Pullman's world back on the shelf. I've had this small book for some time, but had never gotten around to reading it before now. It was nice to see Lyra's story continuing, and to find out how she was doing two years after the events of the series. In some ways, she has reverted back to her old self, from before her adventures began, but she is more grown up, and has learned many things which inform her actions here. There is much discussion in this story of symbolism, and of how some things have broader meanings which are not readily apparent. And that's more or less how this story feels -- like one piece of a puzzle -- a keyhole into Lyra's life. I wonder if Pullman will ever get around to answering some of the questions raised here?
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