Thread: His Dark Materials
Not a bad story, though Plastic Squirrel has said somewhere on this message board, that he gave up on them, in words slightly harsher.
To me the story is a little dark and it isn't a faërie tale, more a pseudo-sci-fi adventure, with a bit of fantasy thrown in.
I read within the last week, that someone is planning on making a three part movie of this, Pullman's trilogy. And no, it wasn't PJ.
I don't know, when I read them, I did not get the impression that they were dark, it was about a happy girl who ran around Oxford with her daemon Pantalaimon. Soon, they were thrust into an adveture that includes Armored Bears and Witches, and in which they have to travel through other "dimensions".
You are right, I agree that it is kind of more Science Fiction than Fantasy, even though it is under the Fantasy section.
The only thing that I kind of dislike about it is the introduction of Angels and the Authority. The angels are just other creaturs that fight and stuff, but the Authority is kind of like the creator that an ambitious general starts a war against. Many say this is blasfemous and just a way Pullman attacks christianity.
I personally am very christian, and don't see it that way. It is just an author creating his own unique world, in which he decides he wanted to include Angels and Authorities, who's personalities and roles are very different from what we know.
Anyways, the books are kind of a strange topic to talk about, since there seems to be so much controversy about them.
I just know that I found myself falling in love with the characters, and wishing to have a daemon of my own!!
Oh, and New Line Cinema is making the movies, and PJ turned down the offer to be the director. They are done with the script of The Golden Compass and are looking for a good director.
But a moth!!!!
Anyway, I have the Amber Spyglass on hold, I am almost done but got to busy with school to finish it. I am kind of reluctant to read the part where the Authority is killed...I am kind of against that, but my 'openminded' side says give it a chance. Well, when I do get around to it, i bet it would be ok.
Read few chapters better than harry potter
quit after around the tenth chapter.
OK sorry about that, just venting!
Have you read any of the Barry Trotter books? Find 'em if you can, their well worth the look. Barry's the ultimate Anti-Potter.