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February 19th, 2005

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02:12 am - Books !
I don't read nearly as many books these days as I used to (although now at least I have commuting time to kill, even if it is only 30 minutes a day or so).
Still, I've just finished Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, which I've seen recommended in many places.

My first reaction is almost completely emotional - I really strongly dislike the ending. Really strongly. A lot. Gah !

I'll see what the rational side of me has to say once I've slept on it. Maybe I'll appreciate it more in the morning ...

Next book : Tooth and Claw , by papersky. Should be much more fun, and isn't a trilogy :)
Current Mood: disappointedDissatisfied.

(5 touches | En garde !)


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Date:February 19th, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)
I just finished T&C. It was fun!

I loved the first two in the triology and have never managed to finidh the third, I'm not really sure why.
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Date:February 19th, 2005 03:02 am (UTC)
Have just started the second book in the Dark materials trilogy today and find it interesting that in the one and a bit books I've read so far I've found Lyra entirely unlikeable. I just hope the conclusion doesn't require me to be on her side emotionally because I don't think that's going to happen.
Date:February 19th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC)
I don't much like Lyra either - she's admirable, but not likeable, which is damn unusual for a "girl hero".
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Date:February 19th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)


I hated the ending also. It spoiled what was an otherwise enjoyable series, for me!

However, I've heard people say it was the best stuff they'd ever read, etc etc... ymmv?
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Date:February 20th, 2005 01:10 pm (UTC)
I loved book 1, felt so-so about book 2 but just haven't been enthused enough to read book 3. It may sit on my to-read pile for another year yet, at this rate.

Tooth and Claw is lovely, and fun.

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