Philip Pullman's ‘The Golden Compass'
Considering the praise the book and its successors have received, perhaps I shouldn’t have been, but I was pleasantly surprised by the novel’s quality. Nary a word is wasted, and surprises abound. It’s a classic example of a children’s book entirely worthy of being read by adults. In this sense, it’s on a par with “The Hobbit” and the Harry Potter series.
I probably won’t dive into the second and third books in the trilogy right away — more pressing reading material awaits — but I will get to them eventually. Basically, I want to know how things turn out. However, I do plan to rent the movie tomorrow and watch it with my younger daughter, who, although a good reader, has not embraced this series — yet.
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