Thursday, December 09, 2010

The Subtle Knife--Philip Pullman

From the Vault
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Title: The Subtle Knife
Author: Philip Pullman
Genre: Fantasy
Subjects: journeys; other worlds; religion; friendship

Summary: Lyra and Will find themselves in a strange world where the only people they can trust are each other. They both have important tasks to achieve the same goal but don't know it. Sequel to The Golden Compass, second in series of three. 

Critique: More complex than the first book, The Subtle Knife must be read word for word. The different plots fit together nicely and we get a sense of the overall story. Major cliffhanger, wait until the 3rd one is available before reading this!

Recommendation: Yes!

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