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The Amber Spyglass

27 Ratings: 3.0
The third book in Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" fantasy novel trilogy.

From the very start of its very first scene,The Amber Spyglasswill set hearts fluttering and minds racing. All we'll say here is that we immediately discover who captured Lyra at the end ofThe Subtle Knife, though we've yet to discern whether … see full wiki

Author: Philip Pullman
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Religious Allegory
Publisher: Laurel Leaf, Knopf, Del Rey
2 reviews about The Amber Spyglass
Quick Tip by . February 23, 2011
One of the most disappointing books I have ever read. It cannot be read apart from The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife. This is the book where the heroes from the first two novels recruit all sorts of other beings in other parallel worlds (including Hades and what is essentially Hell) for a battle with the angels. The recruiting takes ages and is dull and the battle is incomprehensible. Mr. Pullman lost sight of the chemistry between the principle characters and got mired in philosophic ephemera. …
review by . September 13, 2008
Pros: At least it's imaginative     Cons: The anti-Christian stuff is only hype     The Bottom Line: I've read The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife, but I haven't reviewed them.     The name of The Amber Spyglass is controversy. Specifically, it’s the controversy created by millions of Christians who have never bothered to sit down and actually read the book. However, I do have one infallible source who actually does know something …
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