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Philip Pullman Death Scenes De-Constructed (Spoilers -- The Subtle Knife)

Self thinks they are amazing. She’s near the end of The Subtle Knife, and the tension is beautifully constructed, like a Kabuki play. She thinks that’s because of the double-ness of having a daemon. 360 more words



“He said we had to build something. Where we are is always the most important place….But then we wouldn’t have been able to build it. No one could, if they put themselves first. 345 more words

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In Pullman’s novel, Texas is a country. And a Texan hot-air balloonist named Lee Scoresby is trying to help Serafina Pekkala save Lyra Belacqua:

Lee was too cool by nature to rage at fate; his manner was to raise an eyebrow and greet it laconically. 7 more words


Books: La Belle Sauvage

Last year Philip Pullman published his long awaited return to Lyra’s Oxford. La Belle Sauvage is a prequel, telling the story of Malcolm Polstead, a young ingenious child who gets swept away with baby Lyra in tow… 400 more words

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Reading List 2018: Update

Moving so slowly through The Subtle Knife but someone tweeted about the end and self was so upset that she’s picking up the pace to get it over with. 254 more words


This week

By Vita Forest

This week I have been

READING The Amber Spyglass  by Philip Pullman (I cannot recommend this trilogy enough!)


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Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Thames Water

Philip Pullman’s Book of Dust Trilogy Debuts with La Belle Sauvage

First, a checklist:

Daemons and more daemons? Check.
Appealing child protagonist? Check.
Experimental theology? Check. 1,006 more words

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