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  • Title: The Subtle Knife
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • ISBN: 9780679879251
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Hardcover

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  1. 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 freethought 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 ffrf news day dayitems itenpedia wiki Philip_Prandomhouse features p.on Philip Pullman db name nm1099514

  2. 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, rather than three separate works And this really is the best way to approach the story.Th [...]

  3. 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 The Subtle Knife I feel as though we ve had a bait and switch pulled on us.In The Golden Com [...]

  4. Ese FINAL te deja con la NECESIDAD de saber que sigue.Estos no son libros infantiles, no se que se le meti al editor o a quien se lo ocurri la brillante idea de clasificarlos de esa forma, pero a mi parecer que tengamos por protagonistas a ni os no hace que el libro ipso facto sea infantil Esta vez el centro de la historia, al parecer, es la b squeda del padre de Will, pero una vez mas Pullman nos muestra que su trama es mas complicada de lo que aparenta ser Los puentes entre los mundos se han a [...]

  5. I love the world s , but this is where the series starts getting too weird for me I m just not huge on the anti religion theme like at times it takes away from the actual story with its intensity I absolutely love when books can mess around with theoretical physics or philosophy, so there were still some aspects I had fun with But the religion stuff stuck out really awkwardly for me and was hard to get past I m still a big fan of the witches, Lyra, Will, and the worldbuilding in general, though [...]

  6. 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 Narnia , and is in conversation with John Milton, whose Paradise Lost [...]

  7. 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 lost track of the number of emails I received telling me about the Anti God [...]

  8. Way back at the end of November beginning of December of good ol 2007, I read Phillip Pullman s The Golden Compass Why Well, because there was all that talk about how it got made into a movie I read the book, and found it very thought provoking As for the movie it s a watered down version of Pullman s work, but not bad for the most part I mean, I don t think it would go over too well with audiences who haven t read to book to know that Lyra s friend Roger is killed by Lord Asreil and that Mrs Co [...]

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

  10. Two very strange things happened last week I gave I Am Half Sick Of Shadows A Flavia De Luce Novel two stars and am now giving this book five star It is strange because the former book s protagonist, my dear Flavia De Luce is my favorite obstinate pre teen On the contrary, Lyra, another stubborn, precocious, pre teen absolutely annoyed me in the previous book Right now though, I can not for the life of me imagine why I did not like the first novel and Lyra Well, at least I adore her right now.Ph [...]

  11. For a moment, just imagine that after reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer s Stone you were so enthralled by the protagonist even if you weren t bare with me , his friends and the entire world that has been established It has moral undertones, but at it s heart it is a fun fantasy novel Then you pick up Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and suddenly Harry has been downgraded as a protagonist in favor of Dan, our brand new second main character He s super awesome and whatnot and sort of le [...]

  12. Just as fantastic all these years later Still shocking, still clever, still grown up than a lot of adult books out there This book doesn t shy away, doesn t talk down, and definitely doesn t disappoint.

  13. In this case, the high rating is not for the actual quality of the book that is very good btw , but for all that it meant to me while I was growing up.

  14. Rese a de Luces del Norte La Materia Oscura 1 Rese a de El Catalejo Lacado La Materia Oscura 3 Hab is intervenido en la evoluci n humana S Por qu VENGANZA.Este segundo libro me gust much simo m s que el primero Se dieron muchos giros, conocimos nuevos personajes y arribamos a nuevos mundos Todo lo planteado en Luces del Norte gana mayor terreno dir a que colosal y todo lo que pens bamos que pod a ser de una forma, termina siendo de otra.Sin embargo, puedo ver por qu hay algunos que no gustaron d [...]

  15. Much like the city of Citagazze, The Subtle Knife is the crossroads between Northern Lights and The Amber Spyglass, and as such I think it s unfair to judge it as a single novel It introduces the wonderful characters of Will and Mary, and brings the whole concept of multiple worlds into play We also see small hints of the rebellion that will be raged across the worlds, but importantly we see the beginnings of Lyra and Will In Will we see someone who s had responsibility thrust upon them unwilli [...]

  16. What I did like about this book is that it starts with Lyra, a girl we have become acquainted with from another world, meeting Will, a boy from our world Bringing the fantasy into our own reality was surreal and interesting But only for a minute and then it became a bore The story was slow and at some points stopped altogether to allow Pullman his theological preachings of anti church and anti god If the story had been metaphorical I would have enjoyed it , but it became less fiction and essay [...]

  17. Why, no, I have never read His Dark Materials before It was not a thing in Poland and after seeing that nonsensical film I was not exactly inspired to read it However, when I was in New Your a few weeks ago, my friend there practically forced these books on me And then it got really cold, the water in our pipes froze and reading some good children s fantasy novel seemed like the best idea.This series is definitely improving as it goes on I liked this better than the first part The first few chap [...]

  18. So, I m re reading this trilogy for the first time in like twelve years I was curious to see what my stance on it would be after all this time I remember loving the first book as a kid and then being a little iffy about books two and three and well, I think I liked this second installment a bit as an adult, but I do still feel it s not quite as strong as the first book.There are still a lot of things I love about The Subtle Knife The world building continues to be very entrancing, especially as [...]

  19. This second volume of His Dark Materials introduced a couple of new characters such as young Will, who becomes Lyra s friend Lyra has crossed the bridge between the worlds at the end of the last book and landed in a city of another where there are no adults, apparently because of specters Shortly later she meets Will, who has had it hard in his very own way what with his sick mother and missing father For some reason, the alethiometer tells Lyra to help him find his father.Through Will, Lyra als [...]

  20. LaterIt is so surprising to me that the thing I found vastly irritating right at page one of the first of this series the daemon so quickly captivated me You have this daemon in you, all of us, just as the story goes And as a child it is anything, it has the fantastical vision that children have, there is nothing to stop it But then we mostly grow up and we mostly lose the idea that we can do anything, we lose imagination, we lose the unconscious bravery of our childhood, we lose the intrepidnes [...]

  21. It has been a while since a book last left me with the desire to have my head trepanned and to become a shaman And I suppose these days it is difficult to get on the training course and who knows if the pension scheme will be all that it was cracked out to be Reading I thought this business of the human mind and the flow of consciousness through a multiplicity of universes reminded me of something else As always it takes some days for this kind of thought to percolate down to the answer I recall [...]

  22. When I first read this book I was young enough to still pronounce the b in subtle , and now I can t look at this book without doing it again I still think it sounds better that way it gives the word a sort of dull power that I think depicts the mysterious magic of the knife much better than the silly, flippant suttle Saying sub tle opens up previously unimagined worlds which extend indefinitely into the distance And this is what is good about this series I ve come up with a list of the main qual [...]

  23. The strangest thing about Phillip Pullman s The Subtle Knife is that it doesn t feel like the second book in a series, making me wonder whether Pullman first wrote this in conjunction with The Amber Spyglass, then wrote The Golden Compass as a prequel, which then became the first book in the series once they were published Not that it matters What matters is that The Subtle Knife is too fast, too plot driven, and too much a set up book to be an effective second book in the trilogy Second books a [...]

  24. I am rereading the trilogy before commencing the Book of Dust Just as wonderful on a reread I barely remembered it but a scene between Lee Scoresby and his daemon made me cry as it did the first time.Wonderful series Recommended, but start with Northern Lights.

  25. Executive Summary I liked this better than the first one, but I still don t seem to love this series like so many others.Audiobook The audio book was fantastic again Not only the story narration but all of the voice readers make this a great choice in audio.Full ReviewSo this book adds a second protagonist named Will whose seemingly from our world I find him likable than most of the other characters, including Lyra, but that s not saying very much I just don t like most of the characters I stil [...]

  26. The Subtle Knife which is the second volume in His Dark Materials trilogy fails to live up to the first installment.In Nothern Lights or The Golden Compass, as it was titled in the US readers were treated to a rich alternative universe It was clear that the Philip Pullman had an active imagination and was good at constructing his worlds just as any good fantasy author.That s one of the reasons why I didn t enjoy this volume as much as the first one As it was stated that the books will take place [...]

  27. I wasn t really a big fan of the first book in this series, especially since a major character was abruptly killed off for no good reason However, The Subtle Knife is a lot less dark and intense, adventurous and memorable in my opinion New characters are introduced, new themes, and Lyra herself is older and knows what she s doing a lot better.

  28. I don t think it s an exaggeration to say that, after those last 4 chapters or so, I will never be happy again OK, may be a slight exaggeration Damn Pullman, you re worse than Ness.