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The Amber Spyglass Will is the bearer of the knife Now, accompanied by angels, his task is to deliver that powerful, dangerous weapon to Lord Asriel by the command of his dying fatherBut how can he go looking for Lord Asriel when Lyra is gone Only with her help can he fathom the myriad plots and intrigues that beset him The two great powers of the many worlds are lining up for war, and Will must find Lyra, for together they are on their way to battle, an inevitable journey that will even take them to the world of the dead

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 Amber Spyglass

  1. Maciek Maciek says:

    This is the way the world endsNot with a bang but a whimper. T.S EliotWarning Contains spoilers The Amber Spyglass is the final volume in His Dark Materials trilogy.I really enjoyed Northern Lights or The Golden Compass as it is titled in the US , the first volume of the trilogy Pullman introducted us to a fantastic world of great scope It was suspenseful, the presented world was enchanting, and Northern Lights was pregnant

  2. Jayson Jayson says:

    A 83% Very Good NotesA sad but necessary ending its exceptional last chapters may have seemed unconvincing if penned by a lesser writer.

  3. Paul Paul says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Okay.firstmake no mistake, this review contains spoilers Now, having read the first book 5 stars and the second book 3 stars I had some hope for this book But, this book was an excruciating head hammering look at an author making all the wrong moves 1 Lyra s sublimation to Will becomes utterly complete Hell, women are supposed to bend to men, aren t they Lyra qu

  4. Brad Brad says:

    My entire review could be this Phillip Pullman s The Amber Spyglass is one of the poorest closing books of a trilogy ever written But I feel compelled to continue At one point, I actually stopped reading The Amber Spyglass, put it down and vowed not to finish, but I wanted to be able to slag off the book with authority, so finishing became a must And I even had a slight hope that Pullman could save his seriesI did finish, but it never got any bette

  5. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    I would not have read this book were it not for my friend Pat E who told me several years ago that it was one of the best books she had ever read, and also said it was the first children s book to have won England s prestigious Whitbread Prize for Literature So I read the whole series over the next couple years, and in this process discovered that one of my English department s medievalists said it was one of his favorite series Did I know, he asked, that

  6. mark monday mark monday says:

    i just decided to copy and paste a response i wrote regarding this book in one of the GR groups that is inexcusably lazy so sue me also, it is full of SPOILERS i think one of the most unique things about this book is the fact that one protagonist is a liar and the other is a murderer not only is that uncommon, particularly in YA lit, it is transgressive i like how the tools that help these two in their amazing adventures are ones that are normally displayed by vil

  7. Manny Manny says:

    George, wake up Ungh what time is it I think about four am You were having a nightmare Mmmn Hey, you re shaking Come over here It s alright Do you want to tell me about it Ann Coulter and Satan jump into the void and pull him down with them The evil archangel I m sorry Ah, it doesn t make much sense, does it But it did in the dream It was even noble and tragic I think What else happened Well, I know I shouldn t have stayed up reading that physics book There was George, wa

  8. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    The Amber Spyglass His Dark Materials, 3 , Philip Pullman His Dark Materials is an epic trilogy of fantasy novels by Philip Pullman consisting of Northern Lights 1995, published as The Golden Compass in North America , The Subtle Knife 1997 , and The Amber Spyglass 2000 It follows the coming of age of two children, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, as they wander through a series of parallel universes The Amber Spyglass His Dark Materials, 3 , Philip Pullman His Dark Materials is an

  9. Corie Corie says:

    If you haven t read the ENTIRE three books, please don t read any further I wouldn t want to spoil it for you because the ending is so endearing and..lasting, that I would HATE to take it away from you I absolutely fell in love with Lyra Didn t you She was the sister I wish I would have had growing up She was myself as I played with all of my brothers in the mudfields, she was the daughter I m sure every woman would yearn to have In my opinion, Philip Pullman was brilliant in his creatio

  10. Porter Porter says:

    When I was in high school, the local video arcade passed out fliers that that evening, after a 2 admission, you could play all the video games for free I and several of my friends went and enjoyed ourselves.And then suddenly they closed the doors, turned off all the games, and a preacher got up and proceeded to try to save us.True, we had already gotten our money s worth, and we we could have gotten up and left even though all of us wanted to but none of us had the nerve But we still felt When I

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