Tuesday, July 17, 2007

So I just finished the third and final book in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, The Amber Spyglass, and I think the following review from VOYA best sums up my feelings:

"The writing is flawless, the imaginative vision is breathtaking, and the conclusion is heartbreaking but fitting and proper. At the close of this masterpiece, the reader can only marvel at Pullman's genius, alternately weeping and rejoicing for one's humanity."
The end is actually heartbreaking (assuming you have a heart, of course, not that I would ever assume anything so personal about you.)

In another review, Smithsonian Magazine states that this work "confirms Pullman's inclusion in the company of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien." I'd go a step further and say Pullman has pulled out in front of both of them, but that's a post for another day.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

I just finished listening to "The Amber Spyglass" a couple days ago. Worth the reading indeed. I want to see the upcoming movie for "The Golden Compass".

The Chronicles of Narnia are still my favorites, though :)