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Featured Book: The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

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I read this book for the first time in high school. I loved it. It became, and remains, one of my favorite trilogies of all time. I was super excited when the movie came out. I went and watched it in theaters. It’s rare that I’m overly critical about anything. I was very livid about the way they did the movie. It was the most horrible adaptation I’ve ever seen. I never bought it, and I never watched it again. That is my opinion, however. Many people who watched it seemed to have loved it. People who read the book and people who didn’t.

I got word that they were going to be adapting the trilogy again. This time as a television show on HBO. I have to be honest, I’m a little nervous. I’m also excited. I’m waiting for it to be recordable for my DVR. My boyfriend wants to watch it with me, but he’s never read the books. That’s the main reason I’m reading them again. To read them with him, but also to refresh my memory of the book.

Quite frankly, I planned to reread this book for a long time. Especially during banned book weeks. Something always seems to come up though. It’s maddening. Things work out the way they are supposed to, I suppose.

This book may not be for everybody, but I adore it. I really didn’t think I would when my best friend in high school introduced me to it. It was a pleasant surprise when I did. I’m glad that I’m finally rereading it though. I missed a lot of things the first time around. I am really excited about the TV show! If all goes well, I will be talking about it on my blog!!!

The Movie

The Trilogy Boxset

The Graphic Novel

5 thoughts on “Featured Book: The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman

    1. I feel like this is more YA than it is children’s honestly. The movie made it out to be a children’s story, but it discusses things like lust and other things that aren’t really discussed or known about until you’re a bit older. I think that’s the biggest problem I had with the movie. The newer covers seem more appropriate for the books. The original ones did give the wrong impression. I’d fully encourage you to give it a try if you wish to.

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