The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: His Dark Materials (#2) Published: 1997 I read it: April 2018 (re-read) If The Golden Compass focuses strictly on Lyra, even while cramming in plenty of other characters, The Subtle Knife slices up the primary narrative to cover several¬†angles that inform the story at large. This…

The Golden Compass

Author: Philip Pullman Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: His Dark Materials (#1) Published: 1995 I read it: March 2018 (re-read) How is it that everything in The Golden Compass just feels so perfectly in place? The story ticks like clockwork. Or compasswork. It’s probably the fact that Philip Pullman has raw storytelling skill. I’ve…