The best thing Pullman did
Of all relatively recent fantasy series, His Dark Materials
is probably one of those that deserves a mention as quite good. Indeed, its impossible to say Philip Pullman
didn't made an efford, and shows how real fantasy authors are still existent (sadly overshadowed by shits like Twilight
Besides finding the narrative and discussion quite interesting, it also made be wonder a lot about metaphysical concepts; its almost like a philosophy book divided in three and disguised as regular fantasy. Indeed, for those interested in philosophy this will be an interesting read. Most notably, the author also truly seems to have done some research or at least accidently made many accurate/almost accurate refferences to mythology, philosophical concepts and science.
That said, I would like to point out the God Is Evil
thing isn't as shallow and ass pulled as many people think, though appearently most people can't be satisfied that "God" is just an old angel (leaving room for a real God, which is implied to be Dust) and that he wasn't killed, he just died. Granted, the author made outrageous statements, but weirdly the book doesn't come nowhere as anti-christian as presenting a non-militant atheist's view on Yahweh, which comes rather sympathetic with all the "betrayed by his underling" and "trapped in a flask" thing
Thus, why the hell are there so many imbeciles that don't read the frekking book and instead go around moaning "oh God Is Evil
Pullman's an ass bitch kill him plz" I cannot possibly understand.
6th Feb 10
6th Feb 10
I completely agree with what wellinever said. The story and characters of the books themselves aren't bad and Pullman's a good writer. But he's just so much of a hypocritical asshole that he often uses his gifts in the wrong way for the wrong reasons, which is what puts me and several others off of the books.
6th Feb 10
7th Feb 10
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17th May 10
Yes, that instance always struck me as a bit lazy. I don't think Pullman has said a lot about Lord Asriel, specially not anything regarding his motivations
18th May 10
Pullman is basically said 'you started it' to Lewis. hypocritical? Not really. Mature? umm... Nope.
4th Jul 10
I thought reviews were supposed to be spoiler free?
3rd Sep 10
Okay, what? I started reading this review and it was quite good. Then near the end, it starts to descend into a rant about people who haven't read the book and the Christian/Atheist argument, which is, as you mentioned, quite stupid. And then the review ends in a trainwreck! What happened?!
15th Dec 10
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24th Oct 11
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