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The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
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Aug 16, 2011

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bookshelves: coming-of-age, fantasy, ya-novel, part-of-series
Read from August 16 to 18, 2011

It took me a while to start this series because I became so frustrated with his writing while reading "A Ruby in the Smoke." His writing was much better in this novel, but I still had some problems with how he chose to structure the timeline of his narrative in the first fifty pages. Lyra was a strong character, determined to save the world, though ignorant of her destiny. I've heard some say the series was anti-Catholic (or even Christian), but I didn't see it in this novel: Pullman simply created a world. It was worth the read and I will definitely read the rest of the series.

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08/16/2011 page 40
10.0% "A lot better written than his Sally Lockhart series."

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