04 April 2005

I don't know why this is such a chore

Philip Pullman’s trilogy consists of the Golden Compass, the Subtle Knife and the Amber Spyglass. They are fantasy novels, written for a youth audience, though since they involve children in danger, religious battles and frankly quite a lot of violence, I’m not sure they are suited for youth as much as young adult.

The problem I have had is that in each book, the build-up (about half the novel) is slow-going, but once I get to the crests of the roller-coasters, I can’t put the books down! I am now on the uphill portion of the third book. I am sure the crest is imminent, but so far no luck. This is why I don’t read series very often.

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