Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The Amber Spyglass


Title: The Amber Spyglass
Trilogy: His Dark Materials Trilogy
Author: Philip Pullman
Pages: 548

In the final book of the trilogy, Philip Pullman manages to make you feel frustrated you've reached the end. You basically become addicted to the vivid descriptions, the mystery and the vague hints of rebellion against all we've been taught. Nevertheless, you end up wondering "Is is this fiction?"

To give my 50 cents on this trilogy, would be rather biased, for one simple reason: anyone who went past the 5th page will be totally in love with Philip Pullman's writing style. It is so eloquent yet fluid... and not necessarily jabbed with troublesome words - one that would cause you to disconnect your love line and head to the Webster instead.

Why didn't this trilogy reach the world level like Harry Potter did? Simply, because it may rub some people the wrong way. If you thought The Da Vinci Code caused controversy... well.. prepare yourself for His Dark Materials trilogy.