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The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
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Oct 02, 2011

it was ok
Read in January, 2010

"I really tried. I just don't like this series. Third of a trilogy, this is the conclusion of Lyra and Will's story and their travels through numerous worlds. I credit Pullman with some moments of suspense and feeling, but I was left cold by the story and his heavy handed message and (as evidenced in the first two novels) very clunky writing.

The thing I liked most about the first two was the sadness that pervaded the stories with their quests for lost friends and family. This did have a Persephone like segment to the Underworld which I found most appealing, but I guess this novel and series in general was just too fantasy/sci-fi for me.

I have lots of friends who enjoyed this series but I will not be reading any more Pullman. Honestly, I couldn't wait for it to end."
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