The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass There are worlds beyond our own the Compass will show the way This is the third novel in Philip Pullman s epic His Dark Materials trilogy The first Northern Lights is now the stunning motion pictur

  • Title: The Amber Spyglass
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • ISBN: 9781407104065
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback
  • There are worlds beyond our own the Compass will show the way This is the third novel in Philip Pullman s epic His Dark Materials trilogy The first, Northern Lights , is now the stunning motion picture The Golden Compass , made by New Line Cinema and Media The terrible war foretold by the witches is coming Will is the bearer of the subtle knife, the moThere are worlds beyond our own the Compass will show the way This is the third novel in Philip Pullman s epic His Dark Materials trilogy The first, Northern Lights , is now the stunning motion picture The Golden Compass , made by New Line Cinema and Media The terrible war foretold by the witches is coming Will is the bearer of the subtle knife, the most powerful weapon in all the worlds, and must deliver it to Lord Asriel But he faces his dangerous journey alone, for Lyra has disappeared.

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    1. Okaytke no mistake, this review contains spoilers. Now, having read the first book (5 stars) and the second book (3 stars) I had some hope for this book. But, this book was an excruciating head-hammering look at an author making all the wrong moves. 1: Lyra's sublimation to Will becomes utterly complete. Hell, women are supposed to bend to men, aren't they? Lyra quit taking a step without fearing it would cause Will to raise his eyebrow. 2: Lyra's mother (who had been SUCH a wonderfully evil cha [...]

    2. This is the way the world endsNot with a bang but a whimper.-T.S. EliotWarning: Contains spoilers.The Amber Spyglass is the final volume in His Dark Materials trilogy.I really enjoyed Northern Lights (or The Golden Compass as it is titled in the US), the first volume of the trilogy. Pullman introducted us to a fantastic world of great scope. It was suspenseful, the presented world was enchanting, and Northern Lights was pregnant with interesting ideas and concepts - that's why I chose to read al [...]

    3. My entire review could be this: Phillip Pullman's "The Amber Spyglass" is one of the poorest closing books of a trilogy ever written. But I feel compelled to continue. At one point, I actually stopped reading "The Amber Spyglass," put it down and vowed not to finish, but I wanted to be able to slag off the book with authority, so finishing became a must. And I even had a slight hope that Pullman could save his seriesI did finish, but it never got any better. Mulefa? Gallivespians? Iorek Byrnison [...]

    4. I would not have read this book were it not for my friend Pat E. who told me several years ago that it was one of the best books she had ever read, and also said it was the first children’s book to have won England’s prestigious Whitbread Prize for Literature. So I read the whole series over the next couple years, and in this process discovered that one of my English department’s medievalists said it was one of his favorite series. Did I know, he asked, that Pullman was actually in convers [...]

    5. i just decided to copy-and-paste a response i wrote regarding this book in one of the GR groups. that is inexcusably lazy. so sue me! also, it is full of SPOILERS.- i think one of the most unique things about this book is the fact that one protagonist is a liar and the other is a murderer. not only is that uncommon, particularly in YA lit, it is transgressive. i like how the tools that help these two in their amazing adventures are ones that are normally displayed by villains. and without their [...]

    6. If you haven’t read the ENTIRE three books, please don’t read any further. I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you because the ending is so endearing and…ing, that I would HATE to take it away from you. I absolutely fell in love with Lyra. Didn’t you? She was the sister I wish I would have had growing up. She was myself as I played with all of my brothers in the mudfields, she was the daughter I’m sure every woman would yearn to have. In my opinion, Philip Pullman was brilliant in his cr [...]

    7. - George, wake up! - Ungh what time is it? - I think about four am. You were having a nightmare. - Mmmn.- Hey, you're shaking. Come over here. It's alright. Do you want to tell me about it?- Ann Coulter and Satan jump into the void and pull him down with them. The evil archangel.- I'm sorry?- Ah, it doesn't make much sense, does it? But it did in the dream. It was even noble and tragic. I think.- What else happened?- Well, I know I shouldn't have stayed up reading that physics book. There was so [...]

    8. I’ve been putting this book off for almost four years. I’ve been truly terrified to read it for such a long time. The first book, The Golden Compass, is one of the best fantasy novels I have ever read. I adore it. The second book is something else entirely. I was horrified when I read it and truly disgusted with the unexpected direction the series took. I did not want to read this one because I did not want my memories of the first book shattered completely. So I finally picked it up and I a [...]

    9. When I was in high school, the local video arcade passed out fliers that that evening, after a $2 admission, you could play all the video games for free. I and several of my friends went and enjoyed ourselves.And then suddenly they closed the doors, turned off all the games, and a preacher got up and proceeded to try to "save" us.True, we had already gotten our money's worth, and we we could have gotten up and left (even though all of us wanted to but none of us had the nerve). But we still felt [...]

    10. Oooooof.Too much. Way too much.Pullman's series concludes like it started. Good but nothing great. And tiring. Very. The Amber Spyglass weighs as much as the other two books put togetherd then some. Pullman pulls in still MORE main characters and still MORE beings and still MORE complications and still MORE unlikely, unbelievable turns-of-event. It just got to be too much. Between the witches and the angels and the cliff-ghasts, the shadows, the specters, the ghosts, the Gallivespians, the armor [...]

    11. Coleridge in his criticism of Paradise Lost somewhere wrote that Milton was really of the Devil's party without realising it.I don't know about Milton, but I feel that what Coleridge wrote was true of Philip Pullman channelling Milton by means of his appearance to William Blake in poetic vision while in Felpham, all of course transmogrified into a children's book - with armoured bears. Even the Jungian Daemons, anima and animus to every character, have their counterparts in Blake, while the sexu [...]

    12. Onvan : The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3) - Nevisande : Philip Pullman - ISBN : 440238153 - ISBN13 : 9780440238157 - Dar 467 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2000

    13. ¿Conocen esa mezcla de felicidad y tristeza, ese dulceamargo, que solo los buenos libros pueden dejar? Que aunque pase el tiempo, los sigues recordando, y quisieras que la historia continuara, aunque sabes que se desarrollo justo como debía ser, así me hace sentir "La Materia Oscura"EL comienzo del final, la tan esperada guerra neoapocalíptica ha llegado, con sus terribles bandos, comandados por Lord Asriel y Metatron historia de la vida humana ha consistido en una lucha entre la sabiduría [...]

    14. This book was twisted. The plot was very contrived and the characters have lost the remaining appeal that they had in the first 2 books. The "redemption" of Mrs. Coulter and Lord Asriel is utterly unconvincing. Pullman makes an open mockery of God, whom he depicts as a weak, timid, helpless old being manipulated by a twisted, tryanicial angel. No, Lyra and Wil don't kill God in the end, but Pullman does. The story culminates in the predictable recreation of Adam and Eve's experience in the gard [...]

    15. The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3), Philip Pullman His Dark Materials is an epic trilogy of fantasy novels by Philip Pullman consisting of Northern Lights (1995, published as The Golden Compass in North America), The Subtle Knife (1997), and The Amber Spyglass (2000). It follows the coming of age of two children, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, as they wander through a series of parallel universes. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و چهارم ماه آگوست سال 2008 م [...]

    16. I’ve finally finished my reread of His Dark Materials before starting The Book of Dust. It is literally decades since I read it and all I could remember was that I loved it, and the mulefa. But of course there was so much more to it than that. And I cried my eyes out at the end.It also made me feel like I’d love to chat to Philip Pullman about his metaphysical beliefs and the meaning of life. Wonderful writing. Wonderful story.

    17. I actually finished this book a couple weeks ago. But life outside of , my general frustrations with the book, and the sense that reading it and thinking about it was contributing to an extended bought of grumpiness kept me from putting any thought or effort towards commenting on it here. I suppose I should get it over with now. I have to say that reading this book was at times overwhelmingly painful and my main motivation for actually finishing it was to be able to know for myself that there wa [...]

    18. This is the conclusion to the trilogy known as His Dark Materials. I’m glad I was told about the connection to Milton, but in this last volume there are hints enough for the reader in form of poems and quotes at the beginning of each chapter; of William Blake, Emily Dickinson and John Milton.The Amber Spyglass is about Will further travelling through the worlds, now in the possession of the Subtle Knife (how much I love that boy with his quiet courage and sense of duty and faithfulness). Lyra [...]

    19. OH MY GOODNESS!!! This cannot be a children's book, because I am not feeling child-sized feelings right now heartoh my heart.This was SOOOO good, the entire trilogy, amazing! This book, however, was the best of the entire trilogy. HANDS DOWN!Wonderful, amazing, and so damn relevant. What an amazingly brave and thought provoking book.I'm gushingThis book makes me gush.I can't wait for the new trilogy to come outease find a way(those who read it know what I'm talking about!)

    20. This book, this 3rd and final volume, is an incredible conclusion to this outstanding series. It has left me drained. It has left me heartbroken. But it has also left me in awe. I have followed Lyra Belacqua Silvertongue every step of the way on her amazing quest, and I could do it all again right now. This book is deserving of all the praise and awards it has received. It truly is a masterpiece of fantasy literature. Well done Philip Pullman, well done.

    21. This book was an experiment, and while there were moments that were clever and compelling and emotionally resonant, as a whole, the experiment failed. That experiment was to take a piece of complex, religious poetry intended for adults (Paradise Lost), turn it on its head, and make it into an anti-religion/coming-of-age allegory for children. Even though Pullman ultimately failed to create a believable, subtle, or controlled narrative universe, even The Amber Spyglass did have its good moments.P [...]

    22. (This fits within the scope of my review of the full series)Book three was just a mess. It's almost nonsensical as it strives against reason and its own narrative to bring the story to some kind of resolution. The great betrayal prophesied? Not really a betrayal at all. Lyra being tempted? Never happens. Mary playing the role of the serpent? Nope. She just kind of stands around. Oh, and the big plan to take war to heaven and kill God? Has nothing to do with anything in the story really. Though t [...]

    23. I was surprised in looking over the reviews for the final book of the trilogy--so much disappointment, anger, bitterness! While I don't believe the book is flawless, I felt a lot of reviewers took out their frustrations on Pullman's politics or his decision to twist the happy ending rather than on the storytelling itself. I thought, whatever problems you have with the book, the storytelling, magic, and emotional power of the book were absolutely riveting. I rarely rush through books so quickly, [...]

    24. In The Amber Spyglass Philip Pullman commits two serious authorial sins: he gets preachy and he loses control of his story. The result is book that, while excellent in places, is somewhat less enjoyable than the first two volumes of His Dark Materials.In The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife the narrative focused on Lyra and Will, the two main characters. In this book the action jumps between their story and three or four others, which are at times peripheral and uninteresting. The most egregi [...]

    25. This review contains crude language, because I'm too pissed off to be eloquent at the moment. Reader beware.What the fuck did I just read? Seriously! What in the hell was that supposed to be?Spoilers ect ect ect. Everything I loved about the first book is completely gone, the author seems to have forgotten that he's telling a story rather than railing against organized religion almost non-stop, the characters seem to have been lobotomized, and it was just long, horribly boring, and extremely ant [...]

    26. This third and final installment of His Dark Materials was indeed dark, or at least much darker than the previous two. While they felt more like an adventure, this was slightly on the grim side, and not just because the kids got to spend some time in the land of the dead. While it was quite good, it was probably my least favorite of the three.

    27. I am so glad I'm done reading this series. It's languished on my bookshelf for ages before I finally decided to read it. I'm sorry I did. First, I hated how the first book was written -- so many references to things that weren't explained -- I felt like maybe I'd missed a book or something, but no, this was the FIRST one. I hated the main character, Lyra. It just wasn't grabbing me. I slogged on.The second book got better with the introduction of Will. I liked him. He seemed like a good person, [...]

    28. - Possible spoilers - Fantastic ending to a brilliant trilogy, although I don't know how many times I have read these books this last one breaks my heart every time. Will and Lyra's relationship blossoms so well over the course of the three books and I'm almost tempted to stop reading before the end and try and trick myself into believing they lived happily ever after!

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