Back when I was a wee person I discovered Phillip Pullman’s Northern Lights (released as The Golden Compass in the US) and absolutely loved it to pieces. Then I found the The Subtle Knife in a library and didn’t read it for ages because I didn’t realize it was a sequel. By the time The Amber Spyglass came along I was fully on board the parallel-dimensions-secular-humanism-war-against-heaven train and the His Dark Materials trilogy ranked among my all time favourite books.
That was a long time ago though, and I haven’t re-read all three books in quite a while. So I decided, why not blatantly rip off Ferretbrain’s Reading Canary format and do a mega-post on them, with brief detours to cover the movie and the two companion novellas Pullman put out? The aim will be to expose the books to the light of cold, objective analysis and discover if they’re actually as good as I remember them being.
[There's going to be a delay of further updates for about a week, just a head's up]
Welcome to our next Let’s Read! Introducing: OTHERBOUND.
(you have to say it like that or it doesn’t count)
So for the followup to my Terry Goodkind adventure I decided to read something that a) is YA and b) might not suck. A good book, right here on this very blog! Imagine that.
We’re back! It’s time for book three of the adventures of Harry Dresden, the urbanest wizard around. This one is called Grave Peril. It probably involves ghosts or zombies or something.