Cover of The Golden Compass.

The Golden Compass

author: Philip Pullman (1995)
series: His Dark Materials #1
date read: 2008-11-01
pages: 399
lists: fantasy , german , ya
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜† β˜†

Widely liked, but didn’t do it for me. Though that’s not quite right: I adored the setup: Oxford, the river, the journey. But soon, it became preachy the same way the Narnia books did (only, of course, for an opposed cause). I can’t stand preachy books for children.

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