The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1)

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1)

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the c...

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Title:The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1)
Author:Philip Pullman
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Northern Lights
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:399 pages pages

The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) Reviews

  • Peter
    Aug 11, 2007

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

    When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate...

    fantastic. pullman introduces readers to his sophisticated world view slowly, and this first novel in the trilogy has an ideal narrative focal point in the mean little liar who is the protagonist. i have never seen lying in children portrayed so explicitly as a positive thing, and afte...

    I really like that the Iorek Byronison, the bear, is always referred to by full name. When I'm Bear King, I definitely want to be on a full-name-all-the-time basis. Then I will battle challengers to mortal combat, tearing through armor, swiping off heads with my massive paws, slicing ...

    This book was recommended to me somewhere in fandom as a children's book that is also interesting to adults. I admit that I wasn't particularly impressed with it, and I can't see it as something that I would give my kids to read. My main complaint is the "means to an end" style the aut...

    It had been like 12 years since I read this book and I'd been meaning to re-read it for ages??so I finally got around to it, and I fell in love with it all over again. I was kind of surprised by how well I remembered the story/characters despite having not read it since I was 11 ye...

    After all the talk about Pullman's supposed anti-Catholicism or anti-Christianity or atheism or whatever one wants to label it, I approached The Golden Compass (known originally as Northern Lights) with an open mind and found something other than what I'd been told to expect. I fou...

    The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman, picks up where the Harry Potter series leaves off. As in Rowling's series, the hero of The Golden Compass--Lyra, a pre-teen girl in Oxford, England--is plucked from her mundane existence to become supremely important to the fate of the living worl...

  • mark monday
    Oct 15, 2007

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

    When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate...

    fantastic. pullman introduces readers to his sophisticated world view slowly, and this first novel in the trilogy has an ideal narrative focal point in the mean little liar who is the protagonist. i have never seen lying in children portrayed so explicitly as a positive thing, and afte...

  • Darren
    Nov 04, 2007

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

    When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate...

    fantastic. pullman introduces readers to his sophisticated world view slowly, and this first novel in the trilogy has an ideal narrative focal point in the mean little liar who is the protagonist. i have never seen lying in children portrayed so explicitly as a positive thing, and afte...

    I really like that the Iorek Byronison, the bear, is always referred to by full name. When I'm Bear King, I definitely want to be on a full-name-all-the-time basis. Then I will battle challengers to mortal combat, tearing through armor, swiping off heads with my massive paws, slicing ...

    This book was recommended to me somewhere in fandom as a children's book that is also interesting to adults. I admit that I wasn't particularly impressed with it, and I can't see it as something that I would give my kids to read. My main complaint is the "means to an end" style the aut...

    It had been like 12 years since I read this book and I'd been meaning to re-read it for ages??so I finally got around to it, and I fell in love with it all over again. I was kind of surprised by how well I remembered the story/characters despite having not read it since I was 11 ye...

    After all the talk about Pullman's supposed anti-Catholicism or anti-Christianity or atheism or whatever one wants to label it, I approached The Golden Compass (known originally as Northern Lights) with an open mind and found something other than what I'd been told to expect. I fou...

    The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman, picks up where the Harry Potter series leaves off. As in Rowling's series, the hero of The Golden Compass--Lyra, a pre-teen girl in Oxford, England--is plucked from her mundane existence to become supremely important to the fate of the living worl...

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    This book started off strong, but by the end of the story, I felt that Pullman had sacrificed logic and direction for drama and suspense. He did a good job of gradually making Lyra less of an ignorant brat and more of a noble little savage girl. Overall, I liked this book well enough t...

    This book was a really fun read. It was replete with witches, iron bears and all sorts of mythical creatures. The plot was fun and moved a long at a good pace. It was a real page turner. I would recommend this book to all who love Young Adult/Fantacy. Enjoy and Be Blessed. Diamond ...

    One of my favourite childhood books, no idea how many times I've read and reread. ...

    Read until 51% and then skim read the rest. This was SOOOO disappointing. I was looking forward to it so much because the premise sounded incredible and I was excited to hear Pullman's atheism woven into his work, but everything about this book was bland. It was so slow moving and the ...

    Loved this. Can't believe I waited so long to finally read it. ...

    Somewhere between 3 and 4 stars but I'm leaning more towards 4. This was fun read. Great and imaginative worldbuilding, fast pace and bit of innocent vibe from children books. Sadly few illogical moments, Mery Sue syndrome and cliffhanger stops it from getting higher rating and w...

    The story in brief: The book is a fantasy novel set in a strangely familiar pseudo-Victorian/steampunk parallel Earth. The protagonist is a young ophaned girl who's been raised at Oxford by the attending scholars. The story concerns kidnapped children, hidden mysteries of the Church, w...

  • Julia
    Sep 14, 2007

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

    When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate...

    fantastic. pullman introduces readers to his sophisticated world view slowly, and this first novel in the trilogy has an ideal narrative focal point in the mean little liar who is the protagonist. i have never seen lying in children portrayed so explicitly as a positive thing, and afte...

    I really like that the Iorek Byronison, the bear, is always referred to by full name. When I'm Bear King, I definitely want to be on a full-name-all-the-time basis. Then I will battle challengers to mortal combat, tearing through armor, swiping off heads with my massive paws, slicing ...

  • David Schaafsma
    Aug 25, 2012

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

  • Rebecca
    Dec 19, 2007

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

    When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate...

    fantastic. pullman introduces readers to his sophisticated world view slowly, and this first novel in the trilogy has an ideal narrative focal point in the mean little liar who is the protagonist. i have never seen lying in children portrayed so explicitly as a positive thing, and afte...

    I really like that the Iorek Byronison, the bear, is always referred to by full name. When I'm Bear King, I definitely want to be on a full-name-all-the-time basis. Then I will battle challengers to mortal combat, tearing through armor, swiping off heads with my massive paws, slicing ...

    This book was recommended to me somewhere in fandom as a children's book that is also interesting to adults. I admit that I wasn't particularly impressed with it, and I can't see it as something that I would give my kids to read. My main complaint is the "means to an end" style the aut...

    It had been like 12 years since I read this book and I'd been meaning to re-read it for ages??so I finally got around to it, and I fell in love with it all over again. I was kind of surprised by how well I remembered the story/characters despite having not read it since I was 11 ye...

    After all the talk about Pullman's supposed anti-Catholicism or anti-Christianity or atheism or whatever one wants to label it, I approached The Golden Compass (known originally as Northern Lights) with an open mind and found something other than what I'd been told to expect. I fou...

    The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman, picks up where the Harry Potter series leaves off. As in Rowling's series, the hero of The Golden Compass--Lyra, a pre-teen girl in Oxford, England--is plucked from her mundane existence to become supremely important to the fate of the living worl...

    The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1), Philip Pullman ????? ?????? ?????: ??? ????? ??? 2008 ?????? ?????: ????? ??????? ?? - ???? ??? - ????? ? ????? ?? ?? ???? ???????: ???? ?????? ...

    This book started off strong, but by the end of the story, I felt that Pullman had sacrificed logic and direction for drama and suspense. He did a good job of gradually making Lyra less of an ignorant brat and more of a noble little savage girl. Overall, I liked this book well enough t...

  • Bright
    Dec 13, 2007

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 29, 2012

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

    When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate...

    fantastic. pullman introduces readers to his sophisticated world view slowly, and this first novel in the trilogy has an ideal narrative focal point in the mean little liar who is the protagonist. i have never seen lying in children portrayed so explicitly as a positive thing, and afte...

    I really like that the Iorek Byronison, the bear, is always referred to by full name. When I'm Bear King, I definitely want to be on a full-name-all-the-time basis. Then I will battle challengers to mortal combat, tearing through armor, swiping off heads with my massive paws, slicing ...

    This book was recommended to me somewhere in fandom as a children's book that is also interesting to adults. I admit that I wasn't particularly impressed with it, and I can't see it as something that I would give my kids to read. My main complaint is the "means to an end" style the aut...

    It had been like 12 years since I read this book and I'd been meaning to re-read it for ages??so I finally got around to it, and I fell in love with it all over again. I was kind of surprised by how well I remembered the story/characters despite having not read it since I was 11 ye...

    After all the talk about Pullman's supposed anti-Catholicism or anti-Christianity or atheism or whatever one wants to label it, I approached The Golden Compass (known originally as Northern Lights) with an open mind and found something other than what I'd been told to expect. I fou...

    The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman, picks up where the Harry Potter series leaves off. As in Rowling's series, the hero of The Golden Compass--Lyra, a pre-teen girl in Oxford, England--is plucked from her mundane existence to become supremely important to the fate of the living worl...

    The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1), Philip Pullman ????? ?????? ?????: ??? ????? ??? 2008 ?????? ?????: ????? ??????? ?? - ???? ??? - ????? ? ????? ?? ?? ???? ???????: ???? ?????? ...

  • Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩
    Feb 12, 2008

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

    When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate...

    fantastic. pullman introduces readers to his sophisticated world view slowly, and this first novel in the trilogy has an ideal narrative focal point in the mean little liar who is the protagonist. i have never seen lying in children portrayed so explicitly as a positive thing, and afte...

    I really like that the Iorek Byronison, the bear, is always referred to by full name. When I'm Bear King, I definitely want to be on a full-name-all-the-time basis. Then I will battle challengers to mortal combat, tearing through armor, swiping off heads with my massive paws, slicing ...

    This book was recommended to me somewhere in fandom as a children's book that is also interesting to adults. I admit that I wasn't particularly impressed with it, and I can't see it as something that I would give my kids to read. My main complaint is the "means to an end" style the aut...

    It had been like 12 years since I read this book and I'd been meaning to re-read it for ages??so I finally got around to it, and I fell in love with it all over again. I was kind of surprised by how well I remembered the story/characters despite having not read it since I was 11 ye...

  • Brad
    Mar 25, 2008

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

    When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate...

    fantastic. pullman introduces readers to his sophisticated world view slowly, and this first novel in the trilogy has an ideal narrative focal point in the mean little liar who is the protagonist. i have never seen lying in children portrayed so explicitly as a positive thing, and afte...

    I really like that the Iorek Byronison, the bear, is always referred to by full name. When I'm Bear King, I definitely want to be on a full-name-all-the-time basis. Then I will battle challengers to mortal combat, tearing through armor, swiping off heads with my massive paws, slicing ...

    This book was recommended to me somewhere in fandom as a children's book that is also interesting to adults. I admit that I wasn't particularly impressed with it, and I can't see it as something that I would give my kids to read. My main complaint is the "means to an end" style the aut...

    It had been like 12 years since I read this book and I'd been meaning to re-read it for ages??so I finally got around to it, and I fell in love with it all over again. I was kind of surprised by how well I remembered the story/characters despite having not read it since I was 11 ye...

    After all the talk about Pullman's supposed anti-Catholicism or anti-Christianity or atheism or whatever one wants to label it, I approached The Golden Compass (known originally as Northern Lights) with an open mind and found something other than what I'd been told to expect. I fou...

  • notgettingenough
    May 13, 2010

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

  • Wendy Darling
    Sep 16, 2009

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

  • j
    Oct 21, 2009

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
    Jan 18, 2018

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

  • James
    Jul 09, 2012

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

  • Emma
    Apr 05, 2012

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

    When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate...

  • Ameriie
    Jul 24, 2017

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

    When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate...

    fantastic. pullman introduces readers to his sophisticated world view slowly, and this first novel in the trilogy has an ideal narrative focal point in the mean little liar who is the protagonist. i have never seen lying in children portrayed so explicitly as a positive thing, and afte...

    I really like that the Iorek Byronison, the bear, is always referred to by full name. When I'm Bear King, I definitely want to be on a full-name-all-the-time basis. Then I will battle challengers to mortal combat, tearing through armor, swiping off heads with my massive paws, slicing ...

    This book was recommended to me somewhere in fandom as a children's book that is also interesting to adults. I admit that I wasn't particularly impressed with it, and I can't see it as something that I would give my kids to read. My main complaint is the "means to an end" style the aut...

    It had been like 12 years since I read this book and I'd been meaning to re-read it for ages??so I finally got around to it, and I fell in love with it all over again. I was kind of surprised by how well I remembered the story/characters despite having not read it since I was 11 ye...

    After all the talk about Pullman's supposed anti-Catholicism or anti-Christianity or atheism or whatever one wants to label it, I approached The Golden Compass (known originally as Northern Lights) with an open mind and found something other than what I'd been told to expect. I fou...

    The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman, picks up where the Harry Potter series leaves off. As in Rowling's series, the hero of The Golden Compass--Lyra, a pre-teen girl in Oxford, England--is plucked from her mundane existence to become supremely important to the fate of the living worl...

    The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1), Philip Pullman ????? ?????? ?????: ??? ????? ??? 2008 ?????? ?????: ????? ??????? ?? - ???? ??? - ????? ? ????? ?? ?? ???? ???????: ???? ?????? ...

    This book started off strong, but by the end of the story, I felt that Pullman had sacrificed logic and direction for drama and suspense. He did a good job of gradually making Lyra less of an ignorant brat and more of a noble little savage girl. Overall, I liked this book well enough t...

    This book was a really fun read. It was replete with witches, iron bears and all sorts of mythical creatures. The plot was fun and moved a long at a good pace. It was a real page turner. I would recommend this book to all who love Young Adult/Fantacy. Enjoy and Be Blessed. Diamond ...

    One of my favourite childhood books, no idea how many times I've read and reread. ...

    Read until 51% and then skim read the rest. This was SOOOO disappointing. I was looking forward to it so much because the premise sounded incredible and I was excited to hear Pullman's atheism woven into his work, but everything about this book was bland. It was so slow moving and the ...

    Loved this. Can't believe I waited so long to finally read it. ...

  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more
    Jun 19, 2012

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

  • Amy | shoutame
    Oct 05, 2012

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

    When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate...

    fantastic. pullman introduces readers to his sophisticated world view slowly, and this first novel in the trilogy has an ideal narrative focal point in the mean little liar who is the protagonist. i have never seen lying in children portrayed so explicitly as a positive thing, and afte...

    I really like that the Iorek Byronison, the bear, is always referred to by full name. When I'm Bear King, I definitely want to be on a full-name-all-the-time basis. Then I will battle challengers to mortal combat, tearing through armor, swiping off heads with my massive paws, slicing ...

    This book was recommended to me somewhere in fandom as a children's book that is also interesting to adults. I admit that I wasn't particularly impressed with it, and I can't see it as something that I would give my kids to read. My main complaint is the "means to an end" style the aut...

    It had been like 12 years since I read this book and I'd been meaning to re-read it for ages??so I finally got around to it, and I fell in love with it all over again. I was kind of surprised by how well I remembered the story/characters despite having not read it since I was 11 ye...

    After all the talk about Pullman's supposed anti-Catholicism or anti-Christianity or atheism or whatever one wants to label it, I approached The Golden Compass (known originally as Northern Lights) with an open mind and found something other than what I'd been told to expect. I fou...

    The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman, picks up where the Harry Potter series leaves off. As in Rowling's series, the hero of The Golden Compass--Lyra, a pre-teen girl in Oxford, England--is plucked from her mundane existence to become supremely important to the fate of the living worl...

    The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1), Philip Pullman ????? ?????? ?????: ??? ????? ??? 2008 ?????? ?????: ????? ??????? ?? - ???? ??? - ????? ? ????? ?? ?? ???? ???????: ???? ?????? ...

    This book started off strong, but by the end of the story, I felt that Pullman had sacrificed logic and direction for drama and suspense. He did a good job of gradually making Lyra less of an ignorant brat and more of a noble little savage girl. Overall, I liked this book well enough t...

    This book was a really fun read. It was replete with witches, iron bears and all sorts of mythical creatures. The plot was fun and moved a long at a good pace. It was a real page turner. I would recommend this book to all who love Young Adult/Fantacy. Enjoy and Be Blessed. Diamond ...

    One of my favourite childhood books, no idea how many times I've read and reread. ...

  • Darth J
    Apr 01, 2013

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Sep 09, 2015

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

    When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate...

    fantastic. pullman introduces readers to his sophisticated world view slowly, and this first novel in the trilogy has an ideal narrative focal point in the mean little liar who is the protagonist. i have never seen lying in children portrayed so explicitly as a positive thing, and afte...

    I really like that the Iorek Byronison, the bear, is always referred to by full name. When I'm Bear King, I definitely want to be on a full-name-all-the-time basis. Then I will battle challengers to mortal combat, tearing through armor, swiping off heads with my massive paws, slicing ...

    This book was recommended to me somewhere in fandom as a children's book that is also interesting to adults. I admit that I wasn't particularly impressed with it, and I can't see it as something that I would give my kids to read. My main complaint is the "means to an end" style the aut...

    It had been like 12 years since I read this book and I'd been meaning to re-read it for ages??so I finally got around to it, and I fell in love with it all over again. I was kind of surprised by how well I remembered the story/characters despite having not read it since I was 11 ye...

    After all the talk about Pullman's supposed anti-Catholicism or anti-Christianity or atheism or whatever one wants to label it, I approached The Golden Compass (known originally as Northern Lights) with an open mind and found something other than what I'd been told to expect. I fou...

    The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman, picks up where the Harry Potter series leaves off. As in Rowling's series, the hero of The Golden Compass--Lyra, a pre-teen girl in Oxford, England--is plucked from her mundane existence to become supremely important to the fate of the living worl...

    The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1), Philip Pullman ????? ?????? ?????: ??? ????? ??? 2008 ?????? ?????: ????? ??????? ?? - ???? ??? - ????? ? ????? ?? ?? ???? ???????: ???? ?????? ...

    This book started off strong, but by the end of the story, I felt that Pullman had sacrificed logic and direction for drama and suspense. He did a good job of gradually making Lyra less of an ignorant brat and more of a noble little savage girl. Overall, I liked this book well enough t...

    This book was a really fun read. It was replete with witches, iron bears and all sorts of mythical creatures. The plot was fun and moved a long at a good pace. It was a real page turner. I would recommend this book to all who love Young Adult/Fantacy. Enjoy and Be Blessed. Diamond ...

    One of my favourite childhood books, no idea how many times I've read and reread. ...

    Read until 51% and then skim read the rest. This was SOOOO disappointing. I was looking forward to it so much because the premise sounded incredible and I was excited to hear Pullman's atheism woven into his work, but everything about this book was bland. It was so slow moving and the ...

  • Sean Gibson
    Oct 19, 2015

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

  • Antonio
    Dec 10, 2013

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Feb 21, 2018

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

  • Jayson
    Aug 01, 2013

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Nov 01, 2014

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

  • Ivan
    Oct 02, 2017

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

    When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate...

    fantastic. pullman introduces readers to his sophisticated world view slowly, and this first novel in the trilogy has an ideal narrative focal point in the mean little liar who is the protagonist. i have never seen lying in children portrayed so explicitly as a positive thing, and afte...

    I really like that the Iorek Byronison, the bear, is always referred to by full name. When I'm Bear King, I definitely want to be on a full-name-all-the-time basis. Then I will battle challengers to mortal combat, tearing through armor, swiping off heads with my massive paws, slicing ...

    This book was recommended to me somewhere in fandom as a children's book that is also interesting to adults. I admit that I wasn't particularly impressed with it, and I can't see it as something that I would give my kids to read. My main complaint is the "means to an end" style the aut...

    It had been like 12 years since I read this book and I'd been meaning to re-read it for ages??so I finally got around to it, and I fell in love with it all over again. I was kind of surprised by how well I remembered the story/characters despite having not read it since I was 11 ye...

    After all the talk about Pullman's supposed anti-Catholicism or anti-Christianity or atheism or whatever one wants to label it, I approached The Golden Compass (known originally as Northern Lights) with an open mind and found something other than what I'd been told to expect. I fou...

    The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman, picks up where the Harry Potter series leaves off. As in Rowling's series, the hero of The Golden Compass--Lyra, a pre-teen girl in Oxford, England--is plucked from her mundane existence to become supremely important to the fate of the living worl...

    The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1), Philip Pullman ????? ?????? ?????: ??? ????? ??? 2008 ?????? ?????: ????? ??????? ?? - ???? ??? - ????? ? ????? ?? ?? ???? ???????: ???? ?????? ...

    This book started off strong, but by the end of the story, I felt that Pullman had sacrificed logic and direction for drama and suspense. He did a good job of gradually making Lyra less of an ignorant brat and more of a noble little savage girl. Overall, I liked this book well enough t...

    This book was a really fun read. It was replete with witches, iron bears and all sorts of mythical creatures. The plot was fun and moved a long at a good pace. It was a real page turner. I would recommend this book to all who love Young Adult/Fantacy. Enjoy and Be Blessed. Diamond ...

    One of my favourite childhood books, no idea how many times I've read and reread. ...

    Read until 51% and then skim read the rest. This was SOOOO disappointing. I was looking forward to it so much because the premise sounded incredible and I was excited to hear Pullman's atheism woven into his work, but everything about this book was bland. It was so slow moving and the ...

    Loved this. Can't believe I waited so long to finally read it. ...

    Somewhere between 3 and 4 stars but I'm leaning more towards 4. This was fun read. Great and imaginative worldbuilding, fast pace and bit of innocent vibe from children books. Sadly few illogical moments, Mery Sue syndrome and cliffhanger stops it from getting higher rating and w...

  • Steven Walle
    Jul 22, 2016

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

    When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate...

    fantastic. pullman introduces readers to his sophisticated world view slowly, and this first novel in the trilogy has an ideal narrative focal point in the mean little liar who is the protagonist. i have never seen lying in children portrayed so explicitly as a positive thing, and afte...

    I really like that the Iorek Byronison, the bear, is always referred to by full name. When I'm Bear King, I definitely want to be on a full-name-all-the-time basis. Then I will battle challengers to mortal combat, tearing through armor, swiping off heads with my massive paws, slicing ...

    This book was recommended to me somewhere in fandom as a children's book that is also interesting to adults. I admit that I wasn't particularly impressed with it, and I can't see it as something that I would give my kids to read. My main complaint is the "means to an end" style the aut...

    It had been like 12 years since I read this book and I'd been meaning to re-read it for ages??so I finally got around to it, and I fell in love with it all over again. I was kind of surprised by how well I remembered the story/characters despite having not read it since I was 11 ye...

    After all the talk about Pullman's supposed anti-Catholicism or anti-Christianity or atheism or whatever one wants to label it, I approached The Golden Compass (known originally as Northern Lights) with an open mind and found something other than what I'd been told to expect. I fou...

    The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman, picks up where the Harry Potter series leaves off. As in Rowling's series, the hero of The Golden Compass--Lyra, a pre-teen girl in Oxford, England--is plucked from her mundane existence to become supremely important to the fate of the living worl...

    The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1), Philip Pullman ????? ?????? ?????: ??? ????? ??? 2008 ?????? ?????: ????? ??????? ?? - ???? ??? - ????? ? ????? ?? ?? ???? ???????: ???? ?????? ...

    This book started off strong, but by the end of the story, I felt that Pullman had sacrificed logic and direction for drama and suspense. He did a good job of gradually making Lyra less of an ignorant brat and more of a noble little savage girl. Overall, I liked this book well enough t...

    This book was a really fun read. It was replete with witches, iron bears and all sorts of mythical creatures. The plot was fun and moved a long at a good pace. It was a real page turner. I would recommend this book to all who love Young Adult/Fantacy. Enjoy and Be Blessed. Diamond ...

  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Sep 28, 2015

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

  • Oceana2602
    Jul 14, 2007

    (B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children?s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children. ...

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start 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 ...

    2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me! ...

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. a...

    I don?t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don?t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don?t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my th...

    I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fie...

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on wha...

    9/8/17: 1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about ...

    Rating: 3.5 stars Listened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun! ...

    Later....A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think ...

    De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos...

    Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can! -- Discussion on blog: February 28th -- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read o...

    I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in ...

    I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!). The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favori...

    This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entit...

    When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate...

    fantastic. pullman introduces readers to his sophisticated world view slowly, and this first novel in the trilogy has an ideal narrative focal point in the mean little liar who is the protagonist. i have never seen lying in children portrayed so explicitly as a positive thing, and afte...

    I really like that the Iorek Byronison, the bear, is always referred to by full name. When I'm Bear King, I definitely want to be on a full-name-all-the-time basis. Then I will battle challengers to mortal combat, tearing through armor, swiping off heads with my massive paws, slicing ...

    This book was recommended to me somewhere in fandom as a children's book that is also interesting to adults. I admit that I wasn't particularly impressed with it, and I can't see it as something that I would give my kids to read. My main complaint is the "means to an end" style the aut...