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His Dark Materials Boxed Set: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass

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I read Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy back-to-back-to-back. By the time I'd reached the middle of the first book, The Golden Compass, I was content to exist half in my own world and half in Philip Pullman's. It seemed appropriate, if somewhat perplexing to casual acquaintances. Extending my arm in front of my body, holding an imaginary sharp instrument in my hand, I would show whomever would tolerate me how Will used the subtle knife to cut into other worlds.

"Will says it feels like stitches he's cutting," I explained again and again. "He says he can tell from the feel of each stitch against the blade which world he's about to enter."

Even as I started The Amber Spyglass, I knew I was living on borrowed time. Each sitting with the manuscript pushed my bookmark closer to its final pages and I began to recognize the bittersweet sadness of a wonder passing. Volume Three is the most ambitious installment of the series, shifting from one world to another as storylines converge. Oxford and Cittagazze, the world of the dead...soon enough, these worlds would close to me – it felt that way, as if they were slipping away. I hoarded the last chapters of Pullman's magical creation like a sleeper stirring, grasping at the hems of a dream. I hadn't been so gloriously consumed by children's fantasy since the Saturday morning cartoons of my youth. Dave, Powells.com

Publisher Comments:

This boxed set contains mass market (softcover) copies of all three books in Philip Pullman's internationally bestselling trilogy, His Dark Materials:
The Golden Compass
The Subtle Knife
The Amber Spyglass

Review:

"Philip Pullman is a writer I very much admire. I think he can write most adult authors off the page....I think he's amazing." J.K. Rowling

Review:

"[T]he most magnificent fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings...puts Harry Potter to shame. Pullman has created characters and worlds that combine epic scale with deep intention and has given those worlds a fulfillment that secures their place as a literary masterpiece." Pat Jeffries, The Oregonian

Review:

"Pullman is a remarkable writer and his trilogy seems destined to become a classic." The Detroit Free Press

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345448897
Author:
Pullman, Philip
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 2001
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbou
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.23x4.45x3.07 in. 1.37 lbs.
Age Level:
12-99

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Product details pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345448897 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Philip Pullman is a writer I very much admire. I think he can write most adult authors off the page....I think he's amazing."
"Review" by , "[T]he most magnificent fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings...puts Harry Potter to shame. Pullman has created characters and worlds that combine epic scale with deep intention and has given those worlds a fulfillment that secures their place as a literary masterpiece."
"Review" by , "Pullman is a remarkable writer and his trilogy seems destined to become a classic."
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