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Read The Amber Spyglass eBook ☆ Paperback Ù Philip Pullman Í Will is the bearer of the knife Now accompanied by angels his task is to deliver that powerful dangerous weapon to Lord Asriel by the command of his dying fatherBut how can he go looking for Lord Asriel when Lyra is gone Only with her help can he faCan he go looking for Lord Asriel when Lyra is gone Only with her help can he fathom the myriad plots and and intrigues that beset him The two great powers of the many My entire review could be this Phillip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass is one of the poorest closing books of a trilogy ever written But I feel compelled to continue At one point I actually stopped reading The Amber Spyglass put it down and vowed not to finish but I wanted to be able to slag off the book with authority so finishing became a must And I even had a slight hope that Pullman could save his seriesI did finish but it never got any better Mulefa Gallivespians Iorek Byrnison fixing the incredibly fragile subtle knife The knife breaking at all Mrs Coulter continuing to live The incredible coincidence of everyone meeting the same Cittàgazze kids It was all too much and it only got worse as the book went on Thematically it was eually frustrating There has been so much talk about Pullman's anti religiosity but the most offensive part of The Amber Spyglass is Pullman's portrayal of women I wouldn't go so far as to say that Pullman is a misogynist but he does seem to have a poor understanding of womenThe five main women in His Dark Materials are a catalogue of feminine stereotypes Lyra as her name so clumsily suggests is a consummate liar who eventually becomes a moony eyed love sick teen subordinating herself to her lover Will Mrs Coulter is a manipulative femme fatale whose only hint of goodness is her inexplicable maternal instinct Mary Malone is the pure ex nun full of kindness and curiosity blessedly open to all new things Seraphina Pekkala the loyal witch is the classic heart of gold character usually she'd be a whore with a heart of gold but in a kids book witch with a heart of gold will do Then there is Mrs Parry Will's mom and her madness other women appear in the story but they're not as important as Will's mom There are few if any shades of gray in these women and as the book drew ever nearer the close I found myself hoping desperately for the women to do something unexpected My wish went unfulfilledMaddening frustrating and a great disappointment because of what it promised China Mieville got it right when he made his list of 50 books every good Marxist should read and said in book three 'The Amber Spyglass' something goes wrong It has excellent bits it is streets ahead of its competition but there's sentimentality a hesitation a formalism which lets us downOn second thought Mieville was too nice The Amber Spyglass should be avoided like a plate of raw chicken meat on a hot African day Read The Golden Compass and skip the rest Period

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Worlds are lining up for war and Will must find Lyra for together they are on their way to battle an inevitable journey that will even take them to the world of the de George wake up Ungh what time is it I think about four am You were having a nightmare Mmmn Hey you're shaking Come over here It's alright Do you want to tell me about it Ann Coulter and Satan jump into the void and pull him down with them The evil archangel I'm sorry Ah it doesn't make much sense does it But it did in the dream It was even noble and tragic I think What else happened Well I know I shouldn't have stayed up reading that physics book There was something about dark matter and angels I think angels were dark matter But they weren't dark when you looked at them in the right way I built a sort of telescope and I could see them You should have come to bed with me Remember that next time I will And ah let me see God lived in a Calabi Yau manifold A what One of those twisty six dimensional shapes that string theorists like I showed you a picture right Oh yes now I know what you mean So God's in his whatever and all is well with the world No he's tired and he has some kind of accident That was a good thing though You're still not making any sense I know I know And they can't ever see each other again They're in different branes That was so sad Different brains Branes B R A N E S You know parallel universes floating in multi dimensional space Anyway he has to return to his brane and he's lost her forever George try to go back to sleep We'll be so tired tomorrow I just want to write this down before I forget it It was really good I think I could turn it into a book Tomorrow George Okay it'll wait until the morning And you know what What I'm so glad we're in the same space time continuum Oh George that's the most romantic thing anyone's ever said to me Heh I thought you'd like it Goodnight sweetheart Goodnight George Mm Mm

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The Amber SpyglassWill is the bearer of the knife Now accompanied by angels his task is to deliver that powerful dangerous weapon to Lord Asriel by the command of his dying fatherBut how Okayfirstmake no mistake this review contains spoilers Now having read the first book 5 stars and the second book 3 stars I had some hope for this book But this book was an excruciating head hammering look at an author making all the wrong moves 1 Lyra's sublimation to Will becomes utterly complete Hell women are supposed to bend to men aren't they Lyra uit taking a step without fearing it would cause Will to raise his eyebrow 2 Lyra's mother who had been SUCH a wonderfully evil character and father both find ultimate redemption in their love for Lyra Whoopee In fact EVERYBODY finds redemption in this novel Everybody The evilest creatures in existence the harpies in the lands of the dead are transformed by Lyra's music in about 3 pages and become her stalwart and forever allies Cripes 3 Lyra and Will gettin' it on Yeah hello We knew from point one that Lyra and Will would eventually get busydid it have to be Sex That Saves the Universe Cosmic Humping That Restores the Fabric of All Reality Wait was I supposed to be taking LSD when I read that part Damn dude you should have packaged a tab with the book4 More damn characters More damn MAIN characters Suddenly we've got Important People on Bugs Pullman continues to pull in so many disparate characters and plot threads that EVERYTHING is diluted into a big stinky morass 5 Theology aspect One of the reasons I was attracted to this series was because of Pullman's strongly anti religious takethe man wrote a blurb for Dawkins' God Delusion for freak's sake So umm why was this book sooooo religious The dust Well the dust is all knowing even of the future And there is indeed a land of the dead So we have afterlife and pre ordainment in an anti religious book Sweet how does that work Well it doesn't Angels are flying around and they're the good guys No wait they're the bad guys Well no matter I mean there IS a god but he didn't make all creation That was apparently maybe the dust Seems to me that if you're praying to dust rather than God it doesn't make any difference Religion is religion and this was a religious book 6 Easy ending OkayI saw most aspects of the ending coming from about 700 pages to go Couldn't Pullman throw me some surprises beyond How Damn Long He Took to Get Around To It7 Easy ending take 2 Let's see Will and Lyra fight against God and All the Angels against the pull of their own daemons against not only all creation but all of creation on multiple universes they lose friends to bullets explosions souls ripped out and a myriad other ways as legions of people die to either protect them personally or what they stand for the two of them travel to the freakin' Lands of the Dead in order to remain together and they eventually get it on in all sorts of transcendant garden of eden ways restoring the entire multi verse with the Glory of Their Hot Sweaty Action and thenand thenand then an angel says Oh you guys can't stay together cuz a some bad stuff would happen thenAnd in ONE PAGE they say Jeepers that's too bad Any way around itAngel says NopeAnd they don't even try It's just ta ta been good knowing you That's it Well trilogy it actually hasn't been so good knowing you