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Postby johngalt on Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:16 pm

About a young girl, her parents, a young boy, and a plan to kill God.
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Postby mia primavera on Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:03 am

love this series. LOVE it.

must reread all three books at some point....
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Postby black bart on Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:41 am

This is a brilliant trilogy full of amazing characters, I've never read anything quite like it.
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Postby scottvd1 on Thu May 10, 2007 1:19 pm

for the record the first book is called 'Northen Lights'. one of the best collection of books i have ever read. clever, and exciting
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Postby brodieboy on Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:15 pm

And Daniel Craig (latest James Bond) is going to be in the movie. w00t!

I've read some of his other books, but I didn't like them very much. Set in Victorian england, they were more political, and I found them rather boring
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Postby Cryofdragon on Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:47 pm

We talkin about His Dark Materials (I didn't read the first page).

Cause if so it totally rocks.
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Postby Rainswept on Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:18 am

scottvd1 wrote:for the record the first book is called 'Northen Lights'. one of the best collection of books i have ever read. clever, and exciting


It's called 'The Golden Compass' in North America.

I enjoyed this series, and caught a preview for the movie the other night when I saw Harry Potter. Looked good.
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Postby Zankou 2.0 on Tue Dec 25, 2007 10:49 am

Oh my FSM...

Without a doubt, this series is one of the best I have ever read. The story was...just...amazing. I'm at a loss for words.
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Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:01 am

Are you referring to the storyline, or to the quality of the writing?

I'm somewhat reluctant to start the series, because I'm afraid I will analyze it rather than enjoy it. However, if the writing is good enough, it might just suck me in so that I don't mentally pick at every piece of it.
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Postby Zankou 2.0 on Tue Dec 25, 2007 11:22 pm

Rev. Rowan Redbeard wrote:Are you referring to the storyline, or to the quality of the writing?

I'm somewhat reluctant to start the series, because I'm afraid I will analyze it rather than enjoy it. However, if the writing is good enough, it might just suck me in so that I don't mentally pick at every piece of it.



The writing is amazing, and so is the storyline. The man is a genius.
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Postby Clifford on Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:59 am

I've seen the film (being a rushed/mashed out piece which almost made me deaf do to the sound quality) I give it 2 stars the most. Pobs is there's too much content to deal with in one 2 hour movie.

The book is Genius.

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Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:05 am

OHHH ! Sounds loike sumthing I MUST read , thank ye peepulls...ARGH!
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Postby DeltaWhiskey on Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:03 am

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Postby pieces o'nine on Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:10 pm

Most of my family is devoutly RC. As a born-again heretic, I have been 'forbidden' to mention non-Christian beliefs to my god-daughter (who is receiving the most dogmatic education that money can buy) until she is (a) 18 and/or (B) out of the house.

The first time I saw her curled up reading a Pullman novel--all three of which she had bought with her own money--I went home and laughed and laughed and laughed. But I complied with the house rules and said nothing. [ :evil smile: ] I'm wondering if her parents realize yet that she discovered heresy without my corruptive influence. I've been toying with telling them that I'll take her to see Compass if she wants to go...
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Postby Zankou 2.0 on Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:16 am

pieces o'nine wrote:Most of my family is devoutly RC. As a born-again heretic, I have been 'forbidden' to mention non-Christian beliefs to my god-daughter (who is receiving the most dogmatic education that money can buy) until she is (a) 18 and/or (B) out of the house.

The first time I saw her curled up reading a Pullman novel--all three of which she had bought with her own money--I went home and laughed and laughed and laughed. But I complied with the house rules and said nothing. [ :evil smile: ] I'm wondering if her parents realize yet that she discovered heresy without my corruptive influence. I've been toying with telling them that I'll take her to see Compass if she wants to go...



Forbidden to mention non-Christian beliefs?

You're not even allowed to mention the fact that there are other religions in the world to her?

That's like saying you aren't allowed to tell her that people live outside of America.

wtf?
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