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[Reading The Subtle Knife] Ebook BY Philip Pullman

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Ar old Will Parry fleeing for his life after taking another's has also stumbled into this strange new realmOn a perilous journey from world to world Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret an object of extraordinary and devastating power And with every step they. 45 What is he A friend or an enemy He is a murderer This book has the introduction of Will a young manboy who is compassionate caring brave and a warrior After a frightening account Will has to go on the run where he escapes to a different world to the deserted city of Cittagaze and meets an interesting girl called Lyra Belacua her Daemon Pantalaimon and her ability to read a strange instrument called the alethiometer This strange world runs parallel to his own They learn to begin to trust each other and their fates become intertwined each relying on their developing friendship courage and bravery They discover strange mishaps in this strange city and learn of a powerful weapon the subtle knife that is so powerful it can cut through worlds A knife that will only respond to the hand intended to wield itLike the first book this was a wonderful literary adventure This book takes off where the first book ended and Lyra has travelled to another world staying in the deserted city alone for a few days before the surprise meeting with Will I loved the developing dynamics of Will and Lyra s friendshipThis hold multiple points of view than in the first book with storylines from Lee Scoresby and Serafina Pekkala especially This again contained heartbreak deaths and dark creaturesstory lines However there is the brightness of a developing friendship strong bravery and many connections between the plot lines are made and fit into place Dangerous Melody (Treasure Seekers young manboy who is compassionate caring brave and a warrior After a frightening account Will has to go on the run where he escapes to a different world to the deserted city of Cittagaze and meets an interesting girl called Lyra Belacua her Daemon Pantalaimon and her ability to read a strange instrument called the alethiometer This strange world runs parallel to his own They learn to begin to trust each other and their fates become intertwined each relying on their developing friendship courage and bravery They discover strange mishaps in this strange city and learn of a powerful weapon the subtle knife that is so powerful it can cut through worlds A knife that will only respond to the hand intended to wield itLike the first book this was a wonderful literary adventure This book takes off where the first book ended and Lyra has travelled to another world staying in the deserted city alone for a few days before the surprise meeting with Will I loved the developing dynamics of Will and Lyra s friendshipThis hold multiple points of view than in the first book with storylines from Lee Scoresby and Serafina Pekkala especially This again contained heartbreak deaths and dark creaturesstory lines However there is the brightness of a developing friendship strong bravery and many connections between the plot lines are made and fit into place

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The Subtle Knife

Move closer to an even greater threat and the shattering truth of their own destinyThis Yearling paperback edition contains 17 pages of bonus material the secret letters and notes of Dr Stanislaus Grumman It also features chapter opening artwork by Philip Pullm. Weird like The Wizard of Oz magical like Harry Potter and interesting totally unlike Chronicles of Narnia The symbolism is so agog so strange Obviously it makes for a great young adult novel

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In this stunning seuel to The Golden Compass the intrepid Lyra finds herself in a shimmering haunted otherworld Cittagazze where soul eating Specters stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky But she is not without allies twelve ye. The second entry in a trilogy is often in my opinion the best The author doesn t have to introduce the universe or the characters as they did in the first installment but they don t need to worry about wrapping up all the plot points either Instead the focus can be on the good stuff elaborating on the story teasing us giving action chopping off Luke s hand and so on Instead of the good stuff in The Subtle Knife I feel as though we ve had a bait and switch pulled on usIn The Golden Compass we were treated to a rich alternate universe that had elements that were similar to our own like some of the geopolitical structure and elements that were entirely fantastical like ard polar bears and witches The Subtle Knife however decides that most of this is insignificant and takes place almost entirely in different universes It seems like Philip Pullman wanted to reel us in with fantasy before he could preach at usSome of these elements are expanded upon in The Amber Spyglass which I m currently reading so forgive me if they don t all apply I had heard before I started the series that they were about killing God This seemed highly unlikely and was probably a knee jerk reaction from people who heard it from other people who read a synopsis of the book etc But no Some of the main characters have decided to wage war on The Authority Herein lies my main concern with the series as a whole it s not excuse the pun subtle I m an agnostic so these complaints don t come from someone insulted by the material they come from someone unhappy by their handling I love plots that put a spin on traditional religion Waiting for the Galactic Bus for example but it seems like Pullman came up with a story involving a culture s religion and then decided to make it fit with the Judeo Christian framework no matter how hard he had to pushThe concept of Dust is interesting Adapting it to fit with concepts of physics in our world works because it uses something we only know a little about Once you try to toss in angels and consciousness and so on which is insulting in a children s book as he s claiming that children are entirely self involved until puberty though it seems contrived and sillyI may have been willing to swallow his philosophy such as it is if there hadn t been a complete lack of the elements I liked in The Golden Compass there were no Gyptians there were no panserbj rne they seem to make a reappearance in the final book of the series but why spend so much time on their culture in the first book if you aren t going to include them in the second I know that the panserbj rne s culture is basically that of any warrior society but they re still ard polar bears and the ten year old in me think that s awesomeIt s not so much that the book is bad per se though I do think it becomes too dark for the age group I initially thought it was written for I just don t think Pullman is writing for the same reason I want to read he wants to write religious commentary while I want to read fantasy


10 thoughts on “The Subtle Knife

  1. says:

    A 81% | Very Good Notes Changes direction from the last book expanding the mythology and affirming religion as the

  2. says:

    The second entry in a trilogy is often in my opinion the best The author doesn't have to introduce the universe or the characters as they did in the first installment but they don't need to worry about wrapping up all the plot points either Instead the focus can be on 'the good stuff' elaborating on the story teasing us giving action chopp

  3. says:

    When I read this the first time I completely overlooked a main component of the book I approached it as if was the second book in the series a massive mistake I wrote a review criticising the fact that the novel felt awkward; it had

  4. says:

    “Every little increase in human freedom has been fought over ferociously between those who want us to know and be wiser and stronger and those who want us to obey and be humble and submit”

  5. says:

    45 ”What is he? A friend or an enemy?”“He is a murderer”This book has the introduction of Will; a young manboy who is compassionate caring brave and a warrior After a frightening account Will has to go on the run where he escapes to a different world to the deserted city of Cittagaze and meets an interesting girl called Lyra Belacua her Daemon; Pantalaimon and her ability to read a strange instrument called the alethiomete

  6. says:

    The Subtle Knife His Dark Materials #2 Philip Pullman The Subtle Knife the second book in the His Dark Material

  7. says:

    Weird like The Wizard of Oz magical like Harry Potter and interesting totally unlike Chronicles of Narnia The symbolism is so agog so strange Obviously it makes for a great young adult novel

  8. says:

    I am not a fan of forwarded emails They frustrate me because they usually come from the same group of people people I like a great deal but who never send me a normal hey how's it going? message Just Support our Troops or Tell every woman you know she's special or Microsoft is running a test and if you send th

  9. says:

    I share this review again in the fall of 2017 as a fourth volume though Pullman later wrote two companion pieces to the trilogy entitled Lyra's Oxford and Once Upon a Time in the North The Book of Dust has been released to encourage all ages to read As with most great children's books there are a range of levels on which Pullman is working He's taking on the Roman Catholic view of reality CS Lewis in The Chronicles of Na

  10. says:

    Mmmmk So I rated this 25 stars when I read it a few months ago and I was unsure if I would finish the series I've since decided I won't be reading book three I'm honestly pretty disappointed with a tweet the author posted and his subseuent responses to those who replied especially his trans readers In this case

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