The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)



Lyra Is Rushing To The Cold, Far North, Where Witch Clans And Ard Bears Rule North, Where The Gobblers Take The Children They Steal Including Her Friend Roger North, Where Her Fearsome Uncle Asriel Is Trying To Build A Bridge To A Parallel World.Can One Small Girl Make A Difference In Such Great And Terrible Endeavors This Is Lyra A Savage, A Schemer, A Liar, And As Fierce And True A Champion As Roger Or Asriel Could Want But What Lyra Doesn T Know Is That To Help One Of Them Will Be To Betray The Other.A Masterwork Of Storytelling And Suspense, Philip Pullman S Award Winning The Golden Compass Is The First In The His Dark Materials Series, Which Continues With The Subtle Knife And The Amber Spyglass.The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)

In 1946, acclaimed author Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, into a Protestant family Although his beloved grandfather was an Anglican priest, Pullman became an atheist in his teenage years He graduated from Exeter College in Oxford with a degree in English, and spent 23 years as a teacher while working on publishing 13 books and numerous short stories Pullman has received many awards In 1946, acclaimed author Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, into a Protestant family Although his beloved grandfather was an Anglican priest, Pullman became an atheist in his teenage years He graduated from Exeter College in Oxford with a degree in English, and spent 23 years as a teacher while working on publishing 13 books and numerous short stories Pullman has received many awards for his literature, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for exceptional children s literature in 1996, and the Carnegie of Carnegies in 2006 He is most famous for his His Dark Materials trilogy, a series of young adult fantasy novels which feature freethought themes The novels cast organized religion as the series villain Pullman told The New York Times in 2000 When you look at what C.S Lewis is saying, his message is so anti life, so cruel, so unjust The view that the Narnia books have for the material world is one of almost undisguised contempt At one point, the old professor says, It s all in Plato meaning that the physical world we see around us is the crude, shabby, imperfect, second rate copy of something much better I want to emphasize the simple physical truth of things, the absolute primacy of the material life, rather than the spiritual or the afterlife He argues for a republic of heaven here on Earth.In 2007, the first novel of the His Dark Materials trilogy was adopted into the motion picture The Golden Compass by New Line Cinema Many churches and Christian organizations, including the Catholic League, called for a boycott of the film due to the books atheist themes While the film was successful in Europe and moderately received in the United States, the other two books in the trilogy were not be adapted into film, possibly due to pressure from the Catholic Church When questioned about the anti church views in His Dark Materials, Pullman explains in an interview for Third Way UK It comes from history It comes from the record of the Inquisition, persecuting heretics and torturing Jews and all that sort of stuff and it comes from the other side, too, from the Protestants burning the Catholics It comes from the insensate pursuit of innocent and crazy old women, and from the Puritans in America burning and hanging the witches and it comes not only from the Christian church but also from the Taliban Every single religion that has a monotheistic god ends up by persecuting other people and killing them because they don t accept him Wherever you look in history, you find that It s still going on Feb 2002 Pullman has received many threats by ardent believers over his choice of subject matter.More

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  • The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
  • Philip Pullman
  • English
  • 27 December 2019
  • 0679879242

10 thoughts on “The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)

  1. says:

    This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start by saying this book is up there with other fantasy hard hitters by this I mean books like The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia the books that define the genre This is high praise indeed, and this novel is worthy of it The protagonist of the book is Lyra, a young girl, who is parentless and seemingly friendless She has grown up i This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start by saying this book is up there with other fantasy hard hitters by this I mean books like The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia the books that define the genre This is high praise indeed, and this novel is worthy of it The protagonist of the book is Lyra, a young girl, who is parentless and seemingly friendless She has grown up in an Oxford College and has developed a detachment to her guardians She spends her days enjoying her youth and harassing those that turn out to be some of her greatest allies For her, this book is a journey of self discovery a way of exploring the limits of her character and potential Her adventure sees her befriend an armoured polar bear and become the wielder of the golden compass This is initially described as a lie detector but it is apparent tha...

  2. says:

    2.5 I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed itif I had, but it was just okay for me

  3. says:

    the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus and the four children are like, the gospels or something and the story is somewhat ruined then, because as an adult, you can t just shoehorn jesus into a lion outfit without snickering a little.pullman however, has the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus and the four children are like, the gospels or something and the story is somewhat ruined then, because as an adult, you can t just shoehorn jesus into a lion outfit without snickering a little.pullman however, has solved th...

  4. says:

    I don t love the Beatles Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses I also don t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage fueled attempts to slit my throat with the jagged edge of a broken CD compact disc, kiddos look it up So, why risk a severed jugular on the day before I m going to stuff myself so full of turkey that I ll have a snood coming out of my ear Well, because I don t love the Beatles Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses I also don t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage fueled attempts to slit my throat with the jagged edge of a broken CD compact disc, kiddos look it up So, why risk a severed jugular on the day before I m going to stuff myself so full of turkey that I ll have a snood coming out of my ear Well, because it s the best way I can think of to articulate my feelings about The Golden Compass.I don t LOVE the Beatles, but I recognize their skill and talent and appreciate them for the impact they had on popular music There are Beatles songs that I enjoy I think I might have a Beatles album on my iPod though I ve never actually played it on my iPod But, I m never going to suddenly say to myself, Geez, I really need to hear a Beatles s...

  5. says:

    I hadn t read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it I don t know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we re going with 5 out of nostalgia Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fierce wonderful as I remember Actually, I m surprised by h...

  6. says:

    I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on what was...

  7. says:

    9 8 17 1 I cleared my rating If that doesn t sufficiently refute the claim that I just wanted to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you re irrational, and further discussion is pointless 2 I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER That s what I do If you want to make cracks about being a trophy wife, go right ahead, but to insinuate that I would skim a book to have the minimum knowledge required to give the appearance of having read it so that I can give it a bad review b c reasons, is an attack 9 8 17 1 I cleared my rating If that doesn t sufficiently refute the claim that I just wanted to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you re irrational, and further...

  8. says:

    Rating 3.5 starsListened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun

  9. says:

    Later.A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person I d just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing When I asked S in what way was he made better, he said he couldn t say, just that it had Exactly I think you have a sense as you read this book that Lyra s goodness has rubbed off on you, she s made you better in an entirely non specific way.M then said that she didn t think a book, to be special, necessarily had to Later.A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a bette...

  10. says:

    De alguna forma este libro empez como una producci n de Disney, en la segunda parte parec a m s como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte Wow Esto se transformo en HBO No s si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos va dando una perspectiva bastante inocente de su mundo, los temas que se tratan en el libro no lo son tanto, el centro de la historia es, al parecer, el misterio que existe del porque est n rob ndose a los ni os de todas partes De alguna forma este libro empez como una producci n de Disney, en la segunda parte parec a m s como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte Wow Esto se transformo en HBO No s ...

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