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La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
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really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, fantasy

So, first things first, if you haven't read Pullman's Hist Dark Materials, I'm not judging you but really, what is the matter with you you'll want to do that first, then come back. I'll wait.

All caught up? Awesome.

As I understand it, The Book of Dust is a new trilogy that explores both the years preceding HDM as well as those that came after. La Belle Sauvage takes place when Lyra is an infant and is about how she came to live at Oxford. It was super interesting and well written, fleshing out and further exploring some central ideas from HDM (most notably the human/daemon relationship) & shedding light (and mystery) on some familiar characters, such as Lyra's parents. There was a section in the middle that dragged on a bit and maybe could have used some editing, but by & large it was great & I enjoyed it & will definitely read the rest of the trilogy, because Philip Pullman.

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Reading Progress

February 16, 2017 – Shelved
February 16, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
Started Reading
October 20, 2017 – Finished Reading
November 17, 2017 – Shelved as: fiction
November 17, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy

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