Wednesday, June 20, 2007

The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
(Yearling Books, Paperback)

In light of the fall release of the The Golden Compass movie, I decided to post a
review on the book by Philip Pullman. I read this book along with the other two in His Dark Materials trilogy and really enjoyed them. My favorite part was that in Lyra's world, everyone has a visible "soul" that takes the shape of an animal and this is called your daemon. Lyra's daemon is called Pantalaimon. The adventure begins when Lyra and Pan, as he is known, travel north to rescue children that have been kidnapped. This is a great read because it has a unique, adventurous plot. If you like fantasy and adventure, I think you'll like this book. And it's great for boys and girls because Lyra (a girl) and Pan (a boy) are both main characters.

To see the movie trailer and meet your own daemon, go to Here's my daemon...


  1. Ok, I think I know where I got the vague impression I'd seen the trailer. I made a daemon! It was weeks (maybe months!) ago, though.

  2. Hmmm, I couldn't quite decide about this series. I had to try reading The Golden Compass several times to get into it, but once I did I finished all three. I guess I liked parts of each of the books a lot and found other bits extraordinarily dull. Hopefully the movie would keep the excitement and leave the looong explanations.

    My dæmon is a snow leopard like Lord Asriel's.


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