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Where The Wolves Read

A blog where I review mostly books. I also review, if my appetite allows, movies, music, and video games. Enjoy the feast!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman


Summary: Sorry can't find a good one. And I don't have the book on me anymore. I'm sure most of you know what this book is about anyways.


Why It's Banned: Religious context


Review: I have heard so many good and so many bad things about this series. After reading this book I'm still not quite sure what people have against it. I thought it was a cute MG Fantasy that any child would be happy to read. I love the idea of humans all having personal daemons as their partners. It's really nice that the story takes place in the real world. Other great fantasy novels (Harry Potter and Graceling) take place in magical worlds. That's great and everything, but sometimes it's nice for children have adventures in the real world too. I'm quite excited to read The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. I've heard that the movie is good so I'm going to have to check it out and see if it stays true to the original story.
4 howls

3 comments:

LupLun said...

The main issue people have with this book is that the sequels degrade into Ayn Rand-style rants against the Catholic Church. Allegedly, anyway. I haven't read them, so I... probably shouldn't be talking in the first place, but there you have it.

Beth said...
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Beth said...

It's banned? I read the series in 5th grade! I thought they where awesome.