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Lost In A New World, Lyra Finds Will A Boy On The Run, A Murderer A Worthy And Welcome Ally For This Is A World Where Soul Eating Specters Stalk The Streets And Witches Share The Skies With Troops Of Angels.Each Is Searching Lyra For The Meaning Of Dark Matter, Will For His Missing Father But What They Find Instead Is A Deadly Secret, A Knife Of Untold Power And Neither Lyra Nor Will Suspects How Tightly Their Lives, Their Loves, And Their Destinies Are Bound Together Until They Are Split Apart. The Subtle Knife


About the Author: Philip Pullman

In 1946, acclaimed author Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, into a Protestant family Although his beloved grandfather was an Anglican priest, Pullman became an atheist in his teenage years He graduated from Exeter College in Oxford with a degree in English, and spent 23 years as a teacher while working on publishing 13 books and numerous short stories Pullman has received many awards for his literature, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for exceptional children s literature in 1996, and the Carnegie of Carnegies in 2006 He is most famous for his His Dark Materials trilogy, a series of young adult fantasy novels which feature free thought themes The novels cast organized religion as the series villain Pullman told The New York Times in 2000 When you look at what C.S Lewis is saying, his message is so anti life, so cruel, so unjust The view that the Narnia books have for the material world is one of almost undisguised contempt At one point, the old professor says, It s all in Plato meaning that the physical world we see around us is the crude, shabby, imperfect, second rate copy of something much better I want to emphasize the simple physical truth of things, the absolute primacy of the material life, rather than the spiritual or the afterlife He argues for a republic of heaven here on Earth.In 2007, the first novel of the His Dark Materials trilogy was adopted into the motion picture The Golden Compass by New Line Cinema Many churches and Christian organizations, including the Catholic League, called for a boycott of the film due to the books atheist themes While the film was successful in Europe and moderately received in the United States, the other two books in the trilogy were not be adapted into film, possibly due to pressure from the Catholic Church When questioned about the anti church views in His Dark Materials, Pullman explains in an interview for Third Way UK It comes from history It comes from the record of the Inquisition, persecuting heretics and torturing Jews and all that sort of stuff and it comes from the other side, too, from the Protestants burning the Catholics It comes from the insensate pursuit of innocent and crazy old women, and from the Puritans in America burning and hanging the witches and it comes not only from the Christian church but also from the Taliban Every single religion that has a monotheistic god ends up by persecuting other people and killing them because they don t accept him Wherever you look in history, you find that It s still going on Feb 2002 Pullman has received many threats by ardent believers over his choice of subject matter.More



10 thoughts on “The Subtle Knife

  1. says:

    A 81% Very Good NotesChanges direction from the last book, expanding the mythology and affirming religion as the key theme of the series.


  2. says:

    The second entry in a trilogy is often, in my opinion, the best The author doesn t have to introduce the universe or the characters, as they did in the first installment, but they don t need to worry about wrapping up all the plot points either Instead, the focus can be on the good stuff elaborating on the story, teasing us , giving action, chopping off Luke s hand and so on Instead of the good stuff, in T


  3. says:

    When I read this the first time I completely overlooked a main component of the book I approached it as if was the second book in the series, a massive mistake I wrote a review criticising the fact that the novel felt awkward it had no beginning or end it just felt like the typical content you d find in the middle of the story The ironic point of this is that most critics take the trilogy as one whole book, r


  4. says:

    Every little increase in human freedom has been fought over ferociously between those who want us to knowand be wiser and stronger, and those who want us to obey and be humble and submit Every little increase in human freedom has been fought over ferociously between those who want us to knowand be wiser and stronger, and those who want us to obey and be humble and submit


  5. says:

    4.5What is he A friend, or an enemy He is a murderer This book has the introduction of Will a young man boy who is compassionate, caring, brave and a warrior After a frightening account, Will has to go on the run where he escapes to a different world to the deserted city of Cittagaze, and meets an interesting girl called Lyra Belacqua, her Daemon Pantalaimon and her ability to read a strange instrument called the a


  6. says:

    The Subtle Knife His Dark Materials, 2 , Philip Pullman The Subtle Knife, the second book in the His Dark Materials series, is a young adult fantasy novel written by Philip Pullman and published in 1997 The novel continues the adventures of Lyra Belacqua as she investigates the mysterious Dust phenomenon and searches for her father Will Parry is introduced as a companion to Lyra, and together they explore the new real


  7. says:

    Weird like The Wizard of Oz, magical like Harry Potter, and interesting, totally unlike Chronicles of Narnia The symbolism is so agog, so strange Obviously, it makes for a great young adult novel


  8. says:

    I am not a fan of forwarded emails They frustrate me, because they usually come from the same group of people, people I like a great deal but who never send me a normal hey, how s it going message Just Support our Troops or Tell every woman you know she s special or Microsoft is running a test and if you send this you could get a check for 1,000 When I see the letters FWD in the subject line, I usually simply delete it.I lo


  9. says:

    I share this review again in the fall of 2017 as a fourth volume though Pullman later wrote two companion pieces to the trilogy, entitled Lyra s Oxford, and Once Upon a Time in the North , The Book of Dust, has been released, to encourage all ages to read As with most great children s books, there are a range of levels on which Pullman is working He s taking on the Roman Catholic view of reality, C.S Lewis in The Chronicles of


  10. says:

    Mmmmk So I rated this 2.5 stars when I read it a few months ago, and I was unsure if I would finish the series I ve since decided I won t be reading book three I m honestly pretty disappointed with a tweet the author posted and his subsequent responses to those who replied, especially his trans readers In this case, I ve decided not to separate the author from the work.


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