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The Subtle Knife, revisited

June 16, 2008

I finished The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman, and I must admit I enjoyed it more than The Golden Compass.  I still have trouble with the parallel worlds concepts, though.  This book focuses on Will and Lyra’s journey to find his father, but leaves you with more questions than answers with it’s cliffhanger ending.  I noticed a lot of similarities between the Spectres in this book and the Dementors in the Harry Potter books and found myself wondering which was written first.  Now, I must read the last book in the His Dark Materials Trilogy – The Amber Spyglass – to see how the story ends.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2011 7:15 am

    I have to agree, I really enjoyed the Subtle Knife more then the Golden Compass. I still remember how absorbing it was!

  2. Matthew (Bibliofreak.net) permalink
    January 17, 2012 7:33 am

    The Subtle Knife was written before The Prisoner of Azkaban I believe, although both draw on other sci-fi traditions I imagine (I’m no expert), but things like the Ringwraiths in Lord of the Rings, who suck out people’s souls.

    My review: The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

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