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Twenty-five years of His Dark Materials: Philip Pullman on the journey of a lifetime

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    grungegun
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    I had no idea Pullman had written more after the first series. Thanks for this, I wouldn't have known otherwise.

    I had no idea Pullman had written more after the first series. Thanks for this, I wouldn't have known otherwise.

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      grahamiam
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      I read the first one of the Book of Dust trilogy and it was good but not nearly on the same level as the first three, imo. My notes on Goodreads say that I had some problems with the inconsistent...

      I read the first one of the Book of Dust trilogy and it was good but not nearly on the same level as the first three, imo. My notes on Goodreads say that I had some problems with the inconsistent use of the protagonist's very young age as well as some absurdity with the ending.

      But I'll still eventually read the rest of them because I love that world so much. What this post did remind me of, though, was the 2019 BBC/HBO series. I remember seeing a lot of buzz around LMM as Scoresby but then I don't think I heard a single other thing about it. Did anyone watch that?

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      1. post_below
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        Started to, didn't hold my attention. Doesn't capture the spirit of the books, quite a few seemingly arbitrary rewrites of characters and plot points.

        Started to, didn't hold my attention. Doesn't capture the spirit of the books, quite a few seemingly arbitrary rewrites of characters and plot points.

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      2. rish
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        Nothing significant happened in Book of Dust imo,, it was more like setup for the next book The Secret Commonwealth. They have more mature and dark content then original trilogy. Some parts in...

        Nothing significant happened in Book of Dust imo,, it was more like setup for the next book The Secret Commonwealth. They have more mature and dark content then original trilogy. Some parts in second book really made me feel uncomfortable.

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      3. eladnarra
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        I enjoyed the show, and I plan to watch the next season (this November), but I think it didn't work nearly as well as the books. For one, it failed to show just how important daemons are in...

        I enjoyed the show, and I plan to watch the next season (this November), but I think it didn't work nearly as well as the books. For one, it failed to show just how important daemons are in several key scenes - which I think likely muted the horror of intercision for folks who hadn't read the books.

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      4. grungegun
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        It looked pretty nice, but the interpersonal relations + writing weren't done very well, and Lin Manuel Miranda really didn't fit into his role. I watched the whole thing, but I think it's a case...

        It looked pretty nice, but the interpersonal relations + writing weren't done very well, and Lin Manuel Miranda really didn't fit into his role. I watched the whole thing, but I think it's a case of try to fit the books into the wrong genre. The books are children's fantasy, and the show is trying to capture some of the GOT audience (without the MA rating tho)

        I'm somewhat interested in the next season. In my opinion Pullman's series declines from the first book to the third more than the Chronicales of Narnia. The show started setting up book 2 in season one, so they may surpass the third book by season 3, but they aren't there yet.

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  2. rish
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    One of my favorite books I ever read.

    One of my favorite books I ever read.

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