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The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
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Dec 31, 2011

it was amazing
Read in November, 2007

As a writer-friend of mine said about the Subtle Knife, I sometimes got lost trying to figure out all of the theological details--not positive they all add up. Still these ontological investigations get at the essence of life, moving way beyond the other great series in this tradition: Narnia and LOTR. This book gave me a profound hope as I was coming to accept my faith in humanity instead of the constructed GOD metaphor. Yet I think this book and the trilogy can simply be engaged as a beautiful story without needing to fully wrestle with the authoritarian religious critiques.
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