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May 28, 2007

His Dark Materials

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While I have not read the first novel of Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy upon which The Golden Compass is based I am an enormous fan of Nicole Kidman in slinky golden dresses. The trailer also features appropriate steam-technology and thus may provide a portal into a number of aspects of my true reality (as opposed to my going to work reality which is sadly zeppelin-free) (as of yet).

We have the technology Update: Mr. Ash writes to point to an HD version of the trailer. Ok, well that's a billion times better.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 28, 2007 06:57 AM

Comments

It is a spectabuliscious book. I read it and the second novel but then for some reason stopped the series.. it like Mythago Wood by Richard Holdstock are two of my fave books.

Posted by: Gorthos [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 28, 2007 09:37 AM

It is a spectabuliscious book. I read it and the second novel but then for some reason stopped the series.. it like Mythago Wood by Richard Holdstock are two of my fave books.

Posted by: Gorthos [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 28, 2007 09:37 AM

Comparison to Robert Holdstock is high praise indeed. Ok, off to find the novel...

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 28, 2007 09:43 AM

I have seen recently "Fur" and Nicole was brilliant, this new film will be fun, baut antil december may be a lot of time.I read your page,sometimes is very interesting.

Posted by: Urbinaga [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 28, 2007 12:42 PM

The first novel is good. The second one starts out good but breaks down somewhere towards the middle. The third one, except for a few good moments, is mostly dreck. My advice: just read the first one. Pullman decided to use the rest of the trilogy to grind his personal axe against a dead Christian author and IMO ruins his own story. If that's your bag that's fine but that sort of thing just bores me.

Posted by: Andrea Harris [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 28, 2007 02:26 PM