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#1 13 years ago

Who agrees that this is quite simply the greatest series ever written? Screw Lord of the Rings (waaaaaay too much detail) or Pride and Predudice (Past the point when a book is too romantic) - This book is top. Phillip Pullman is a writing mastermind. The psycology behind the writing is genius. The story is genius. I am still depressed that I will never read about Lyra and Will again in any new stories having finished the book 2 months ago. I'll have to stick with Hitchikers' Guide to the Galaxy for now......... The escape at Bolvanger. The spectres at the Tower of Angels. The prophecy of Lyra. The window out of heaven. The building of the Republic of Heaven. My God I wish Pullman would write a book on when Lyra and Will meat up when they die and see their dæmons again......... Anyone who has read this please tell me what you think. Also your thoughts on "Lyra's Oxford" the spin-off?




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#2 13 years ago

Yeah, I totally agree about this series. They are truly a fantastic read. When I read the the first time I just couldn't put them down, and after reading them again and again, you notice or remember something different from the last time I read it. The best part for me would have to have been the bit where they are trying to steal the Aleithiometer (sp?) back from Lord Boreals' place. Such excellent reading. As for the 'spin off' minature book at the end of the series, it just can't stop there! There has to be a follow up story to that. I'm not going to say anything about it just incase some of you havn't read it. I nagged my parents to read them, but they kept putting it off and finding another book or something else to read. Then my Dad gave in and read the first one, he also enjoyed it, then threatned to ground me if I didn't give him the second book. :lol: But yeah, excellent books. A must read for everyone.

Also, just need to ask. How do you pronounce 'Lyra' ... 'Lee-ra? or 'Lie-ra'? My Dad says 'Lie-ra,' but I read it 'Lee-ra.' :)




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#3 13 years ago

GREAT Book's BEEN SAYING IT FOR YEARS! These books rock! Read them! Oh and I like the part when they set the angels on fire :D




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#4 13 years ago

Thanks for your contributions. Horizon - I have read Lyra's Oxford, and I totally agree - he just can't stop the books there! As for Lyra it is pronounced L-ie-ra - the sound of a capital i. I too have nagged my parents to read them. The books are just as gripping for adults as teens. After I finished it the first time I had to ask my mum if she had ever felt so depressed after finishing a series. She said you should dwell on the thought that there will always be a better series for you to read in the future. I then said that in the BBC's The Big Read it came third behind LotR and Pride/Predudice which I had read already. They arn't as good anyway.




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#5 13 years ago

P.S. My favorite part is the final battle - it was spectacular! I think it was around 20 000 000 on Asriels side and 100 000 000 on the Authorities side. The battle to decide the fait of the earth - either with religion or without. Marvelous.




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#6 13 years ago

Yeah, this is probably my favourite trilogy. Its a brillianly written set of novels. The final battle is pretty spectacular as well. The best part for me are those armoured bears. those things are cool. Be interesting to see a film version...




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#7 13 years ago

Yeah - Armored Bears rule. Pullman makes them out to be basically Invincible on the battlefield. Ya gotta love Iorek!

I think films are already underway. Maybe they are doing all three at once like Lord of the Rings. Can't wait.




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#8 13 years ago

I'm rather worried about them personally... does anyone know how much involvement Phillip Pullman will have with these films?




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#9 13 years ago
VertigoI'm rather worried about them personally... does anyone know how much involvement Phillip Pullman will have with these films?

Yeah, they'll only be good if they follow true to the stories. No other way to make the films. If they miss things out, or add stuff to it, I think it'd just spoil it.




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#10 13 years ago

They can't screw books this good up. It just is not possible. Although they did mess up Dreamcatcher, so....