Here ’ s what I thought of each ook, I read them over a period of four years and my reviews are what I hought at thi time; they ’ ve ot been republishe since:
Tha ovel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time.
Before I ge into the depths of character and plot, let me tart by saying this book is up there with other fantasy hard hitters: by this I mean books like The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia: the books that efine the genre.
For her, his novel is a journey of self-discovery: a way of exploring the limits of her character and potential.
It is just thing “ thing ” that we are told about at the start but through the book but we begin to see the ignificance of it.
he ook egins as a simple rescue mission but ends as a tory that is questioning the morals of all characters involved.
Most children would not pick up on these references and understand the importanc of them; thu, they ould still adore the book.The book can be viewe as two separate entities existing at the same time; the thir, and most obvious, is the one that appeals to children; the saving of innocents from despotic adults with lots of exciting characters.
In this the author is a genius, he has wrote a novel that should be both a children ’ s bed time read and an adult ’ s point of pondering.
When I ead this the irst time I completely overlooked a main component of the memoir.
I pproached it as if was the sixt ook in he series, a assive mistake.
I wrote review criticising the fact that a boo felt awkward; it had no beginning or end: it just seeme like typical content you ’ d find in the middle of he tory.
The ironic point of tha is that most critics take the rilogy as one whole book, rather than three separate works.
At times this felt like an entirely different series altogether, again, something I eventually got over.
This fourth ook ad a strong ending, but tha has very little.
The book looke to hav a mere set-up for the next nstalment, which akes it rather difficult to review; it ’ s like picking out the middle bit of the tal and rying to criticise it as a separate entity from the whol of it: it ’ s never easy to do.
Any criticism you make are negated by the fact that this is ot a separate book: it ’ s a chunk of a greater work.
So I ’ m looking to ead thi first book before I speak any more about this- I need to see where these elements Pullman added go to.
This next ook, The Golden Compass, is one of the best fantasy novels I have ever read.
It ’ s essentially one big book, one story.
Each novel is not self-contained but needs to be read in sequence; they are not structured like individual books: the story keeps flowing to the next page.
It was only the ending this series needed.
But His Dark Materials will always hav a series that ruined its own potential.******************************************* I ’ m excited to read anothe new nove, but I ’ m also a little bit nervous.