Phillip Pullman- Anyone Read His Books?

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  1. Wild_Huntress Jedi Master

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    Has anyone ever read anything by Phillip Pullman? He's a really fantastic author, and I was under the impression that he's quite popular too. He wrote the His Dark Materials and Sally Lockhart trilogies, plus some other books too. If anybody has read any of these I'd love to talk about them with you.
  2. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    I'm on the second of the His Dark Materials books. He's a good writer -- I get the feeling his books don't need a whole lot of "editing."

    I'm looking forward to his novella in the LEGENDS 2 anthology.
  3. Jedi_StarDust Jedi Master

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    I read His Dark Materials trilogy--it was a beautiful work of writing--and I found that the way Dust was incorporated was very ingenious on Pullman's part. :)

    *StarDust*
  4. Sticks Force Ghost

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    I started to read The Golden Compass, and it just didn't catch my interest. That's not to say anything about his writing style; he's an excellent writer, but I'm very picky. I can see why people laud him as a modern-day Tolkien, though Materials didn't quite draw me in like Lord of the Rings did.
  5. Khomeini_Ayatollah Jedi Padawan

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    I've read the Dark Materials trilogy. The first are masterpieces, and whilst the third is still awesome it is much more wierd than the first two.
  6. Wild_Huntress Jedi Master

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    Yeah but I still love them. Usually it's hard for me to get into weird stuff but those books are awesome. I LOVE how people in Lyra's world from HDM have daemons- such a cool idea.
  7. Livi-Wan Force Ghost

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    I just loved 'The Amber Spyglass'. I really like how he made the mulefa so obviously people, but it did take a lot of thinking about. I also think the idea of daemons cool, I really want one!
  8. obi-wannabe_1138 Jedi Knight

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    Yeah, me too! Lol. I WISH I had a daemon. Mine would probably be a cat, a Siamese. What do you think yours would be, Livi? ;)
    Another thing I love about Phil Pullman is that he's great with the suspense. You really don't know what's coming off till the book's resolution.
  9. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    I read his dark materials trilogy. It was really, really good.
  10. Livi-Wan Force Ghost

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    Obi, I think mine would be a cat too! Only tabby. Mainly because cats are my faveourite animal. Mind you, it could be a dragon. (Hey, Pantalaimon does it in book one)
  11. Wild_Huntress Jedi Master

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    Really? Don't remember that part. It'd be fun having your daemon be able to change shape but I'm already past the age! And I agree, these are really good books.
  12. Mcily_Nochi Jedi Master

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    I wonder what shape my daemon would have settled in?

    Yes, I've read His Dark Materials and loved it. Plus I've read TheWhite Mercedes which was heartbreaking. And four of the books about Victorian English, the Sally Lockhart Trilogy and The Tin Princess. He is a fantastic author.
  13. obi-wannabe_1138 Jedi Knight

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    Yes he is. I read the first two Sally Lockhart books and definitely want to go onto the third one asap. He's got a classy, fascinating writing style.
  14. Ginger_Jedi Jedi Grand Master

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    I read His Dark Materials and it has got to be one of my all time favourites. The man is a genius. One of the best writers in a long time.
  15. Mcily_Nochi Jedi Master

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    obi-wannabe-- Definitely read The Tin Princess pretty soon after The Tiger in the Well. I had about a three-year gap, and realized a third of the way through the book that the characters overlapped. :) Most importantly, review the characters from The Ruby in the Smoke.
  16. stecm Jedi Master

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    I read about half of The Golden Compass, but just couldn't get into it, but I still think the man is a decent writer...
  17. Iwishiwasajedi Jedi Master

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    NEVERMIND. Knightwriter, thank you for helping me notice
  18. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    That one is locked, and this one will do fine.
  19. Wild_Huntress Jedi Master

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    Uh... Ooops? There was already a topic on this subject? Hmm... Well I DID look for one and missed it apparently. Err... Anyway, I'm looking forward to finishing Sally Lockhart although I'm reading way too much other stuff currently.... One of these days.....
  20. Darth_Bolo_O_I Jedi Master

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    I have read His Dark Materials repeatedly, and love them! I have been looking for his other books, and will get back to you when I find some...
    Anyway, I love the infinite impossibilities of the skills of the subtle knife, and though it would be fun to have, the 'badge of the bearer' doesn't seem to be that much fun... (losing two fingers? ::shudder:: )

    Later!
  21. JediSenoj451 Jedi Master

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    The Dark Materials Trilogy is superb. I read The Gold Compass twice...And I'll admit it! I shed a few tears at the end of The Amber Spyglass. :(

    I tried reading a few other books by Pullman but did not enjoy them very much...

    ~*Senoj*~[/hl
  22. dArTh_wenley Jedi Grand Master

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    Ah Pullman, in my opinion his Dark Materials was fantastic - it really got me into the story and I thoroughly enjoyed the series.

    They had many strange twist and turns and was very thought provoking.

    All in all a very good read... ;)
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