When I first tried to read His Dark Materials I could not get myself past the first few chapters. I was bored and confused, and put it down for a year or two. When I ran out of things to read I finally picked it up again and flew through The Golden Compass. Whatever problem I has with it was gone, and I adore it. The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass quickly followed as soon as I could get my hands on them.
The plot was beautiful. It did an amazing job of starting off small and then working to look at the larger picture. What the main characters learn and accomplish in the first book works itself into a macrocosm of the entire universe wonderfully. Pullman illustrates how little actions can change the course of everything and creates so many interesting worlds that make you consider our own world.
I loved this book most for where it dares to go. If you haven’t read the books then stop reading here. The idea that when the universe began and the first being that appeared claimed to have created all the others that came after it was mind blowing. It made you wonder, it made you think, and it was so different from anything I’ve ever come across. But it made me cry.
They were beautiful books, and the movie was well done. It’s a shame that people raised up enough fuss that they never made the rest. They looked promising.
These books are excellent. The story is wonderful . It will bring you to tears.