Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Although I kind of forgot about it until I got to work, and saw everyone wearing green! It’s throwback Thursday again! Today I’m going to be re-reviewing Philip Pullman’s trilogy His Dark Materials.
Read: July 2013 – January 2014
Rating: 3 Stars, 3 Stars, 4 Stars (Goodreads)
The Golden Compass by: Philip Pullman: The first novel in His Dark Materials trilogy. In this novel the reader meets Lyra and follows her through her adventures from hiding in a closet, to heading out North to save her father. The story is really slow to start, but if you can make it into the novel, at least for the second part, then it will all be worth it. The last part is fast paced and a lot of action happens. It’s truly a greatly crafted piece of work, if it only weren’t so bone dry in the beginning, otherwise a great tale of triumph and perseverance.
The Subtle Knife by: Philip Pullman: The second novel in His Dark Materials trilogy. This time the reader is thrown between different worlds. Lyra meets Will and together they have to help each other out. Lyra helps him find his father, while he helps her steal something back that belongs to her. The novel had its really dry spots, but overall this book was better then the first, there was more action, and a plot that was a little hard to follow along, but overall was entertaining to follow along with!
The Amber Spyglass by: Philip Pullman: The third and final novel in the His Dark Materials trilogy. In this novel, Lyra and Will are on the run between different worlds trying to get away from Lyra’s parents, mostly her mother. Throughout the novel there is so much action going on it get’s a little confusing. As the reader continues onward through the book everything in the story starts to make sense, and story plots get revealed. By the end the reader thinks it’s going to be a happy ending, but the author dances around what is a happy ending. Overall, the novel itself was a very entertaining read with lots of plot twists and turns, as well the characters go through changes and their development helps make the story entertaining.