The Amber Spyglass

Philip Pullman
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The Amber Spyglass


Part one and two were excellent fantasy. Original characters, fun to read, suitable for teenagers but not boring for adults. Great descriptions of Lyra and Will being out-of-place in the other's universe. Also, I want to meet an armoured bear!

However, in part three the religious imagery got a bit much. Angels and dust and the Authority and ... in the end the excitement wore off. I am also not too keen on the Alethiometer as a plot device.

Nevertheless, recommended.