Friday, October 05, 2007


The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials Book III by Philip Pullman
"In the astonishing finale to the His Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra and Will are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone. All the while, Dr. Mary Malone builds a magnificent Amber Spyglass. An assassin hunts her down, and Lord Asriel, with a troop of shining angels, fights his mighty rebellion, in a battle of strange allies—and shocking sacrifice.
As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living—and the dead—finally comes to depend on two children and the simple truth of one simple story."*
Whew! I finally finished. Now I can move on to something else. Thank goodness. I didn't enjoy this book. Whoever classified this trilogy as children's literature is on crack...or I'm just dumb as dirt. Maybe it's a little of both. Well, whatever the truth may be, I just didn't get it. I don't feel too bad because my wife didn't get it either and she's alot smarter than I am. I'll be interested to see the movies. Maybe they will make more sense. I know there are books out there that explain what it's all about but if I have to read a book to understand another book, count me out. I don't have that kind of time. Reading is an escape for me. Reading this book wasn't an escape for me. I felt trapped in it and I didn't think I would ever get out.

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