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Postby TheArchitect on Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:44 pm

Anyone read this. I just finished it and LOVED it. One of the best series I have ever read. Also, how many like the mufela and how many people hated them. I have heard both sides.
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Postby SpisBoy on Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:53 pm

Very good book series, with interesting bits ranging from theology to science fiction to I forget what else, read them a long time ago... Some have hailed it as the twisted free-thinking response to The Chronicles of Narnia.
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Postby fusiontortellini on Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:16 pm

I loved it too. I tracked down a few of Pullman's other books, but they weren't as good. I don't remember them, you see. :roll:

Actually, they might be quite good. I forgot how bad my memory is. :wink:
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Postby Vicious Knife on Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:34 pm

They are pretty good... a good one time read
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Postby anticulus on Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:48 pm

Great books.
I liked the mufela. I know some people found them boring but I liked the idea of their evolution and society.
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Postby Vicious Knife on Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:13 pm

boring?? NEVER! they were way cool. :fsm_rock:
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Postby johngalt on Sat Jan 21, 2006 3:26 am

I liked the first two. (Cody ie. The Architect still needs to loan me the last one... :x ) I liked how it had this totally different world, but still managed to makes some very good statements about our world. I also like the Aesahataer. (I don't know how to make the ae thing, does anyone know?) The very idea of killing God just seems kind of interesting to me, although I don't know if that will really happen, I haven't finished the series.

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Postby A thoughtfull process on Mon Jan 23, 2006 12:02 pm

I read them when i was about 12, which probably explains why i didnt totally understand everything pullman was saying. However i did enjoy the first 2 books but seem to remember finding the last rather tedious and i trhink i put it down half way through, maybe i should read them again.
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Postby Tickle on Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:10 pm

I liked the Amber Spyglass best. The first one started slowly, but when I understood that the books were about Adam and Eve, God and death I started to get interested.
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Postby Robilyn on Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:49 pm

Hey there's a thread for these books too! :-)

His Dark Materials is the shizizzle of fantasy series IMO. I enjoy the underlying meanings and religious tones. I think they're awesome. Haven't they signed a movie deal for The Golden Compass? That'll be interesting
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Postby Entropy on Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:51 pm

The second and third went on an entirely different track from the first. They were like the Matrix: just as good, but too different to fit properly.
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Postby Robilyn on Mon May 01, 2006 3:28 am

I think the whole series fleshed out nicely, a bit different, yes, but I'd give them more credit than The Matrix sequels, lol.
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Postby Entropy on Mon May 01, 2006 9:54 pm

The difference being that I thought Reloaded and Revolutions were good, but did not go down the path Matrix did.
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Postby calamarine on Tue Aug 15, 2006 5:35 pm

I love those books! I'm currently on the 2nd book, so I still don't know all the stuff... but i like the panserbjorne (please just imagine the little cross through the "o")
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Postby MPTrooper on Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:14 pm

Never heard of em. What are the books about?
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