my favorite book
I used to think that it is impossible to have an all time favorite book. There are so many stories out there and I will never be able to read them all. But after finishing this book, I can proudly tell that I do have a favorite book ( and I read a lot of books :) ). "His Dark Materials" is a masterpiece, every single word fits s... I used to think that it is impossible to have an all time favorite book. There are so many stories out there and I will never be able to read them all. But after finishing this book, I can proudly tell that I do have a favorite book ( and I read a lot of books :) ). "His Dark Materials" is a masterpiece, every single word fits so well into the whole story. Reading the book feels like diving into another world and I feel like all these pages contain the story of a whole universe. I needed my time to fall in love with the book, but it was worth it. Sometimes, in very thoughtful moments, I abruptly remember the ending of the book and ask myself what might happened to all the characters. They are still present to me in a strange way. This book is alive and I will never forget it between all the other books that are yet to come. I found myself crying at some passages that were so hurting that I almost refused to go on with the story. I read the book in English which is not my native language, but I wanted to experience it in the exact words it was written. It was hard sometimes and it took me so much time. But I don't regret any second I spent reading it. In fact, every of these seconds mean so much to me. Philip Pullmans story is incredibly inspiring. This is my favorite book and I am so proud of finally saying this :)
His Dark Materials Trilogy
Including All Three Novels: Northern Light, the Subtle Knife and the Amber Spyglass. Introduction: Lucy Hughes-Hallett. Preface by the Author
Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass.
The epic story Pullman tells is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armoured polar bears, magical devices, witches and daemons, it is also an audacious and profound re-imagining of Milton's Paradise Lost. An utterly entrancing blend of metaphysical speculation and bravura storytelling, HIS DARK MATERIALS is a monumental and enduring achievement.
"One of the supreme literary dreamers and magicians of our time" The Guardian "Philip Pullman. Is he the best storyteller ever?" The Observer