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Read & Download The Subtle Knife 104 Ø Lost in a new world Lyra finds Will—a boy on the run a murderer—a worthy and welcome ally For this is a world where soul eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angelsEach is searching—Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter Will for his missing father—but what they find instRet a knife of untold power And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives their loves and their destinies are bound together until they are split apart. I am not a fan of forwarded emails They frustrate me because they usually come from the same group of people people I like a great deal but who never send me a normal hey how's it going message Just Support our Troops or Tell every woman you know she's special or Microsoft is running a test and if you send this you could get a check for 1000 When I see the letters FWD in the subject line I usually simply delete itI lost track of the number of emails I received telling me about the Anti God movie The Golden Compass and the need to boycott the movies and the books It was well over ten Ten people wanted me to send that email on to everyone I know telling them the same thing Don't see this movie Don't read these books Alert Alert AlertNothing like calling attention to something like a planned boycott I haven't seen the movie because I'm cheap and it's not something I'd take my kids to or something I'd be prone to see anyway but as I had already read the first book in the series enjoyed it and hadn't found it to be Anti God I was curious to read the next to see what the fuss was all aboutI don't know if the emails worked and I read with a bias but I did not enjoy this second book Not because it is Anti Godwhich it really isn't but anti organized religion and organized religion's version of god but because the writing is badDialogue choppyDescriptions cliched how do I get that little accent marking over the eStoryline totally faltersI felt enormously disappointed in the direction of this book Lyra the young female protagonist in search of dust and her father all but disappears in this second story She still plays a part but now as the sidekick to Will a new character who is a giant young adult fiction stereotype in search of the father he never knew while protecting his mother from bad guys and seems to be gifted in the combat department I don't remember the writing being bad in the first book I thought it descriptive and uniue and thoughtful Not so in The Subtle Knife Pullman changes gears and loses focus There is a lot going on and none of it is developed well I stopped caring about the characters and their goalsI think these books had great potential There could be a lot to discuss with adolescents not young childrenat all The nature of the soul the natural man the costs and benefits of religions All appropriate things to discuss with youth ready to uestion and discover on their ownPullman takes that conversation away with his lack of metaphor It becomes impossible to argue I think the dust means this or what do you think The Authority is for Pullman when he throws his opinion at you with real life Christian beliefs It's inappropriate and unfair Write a fantasy or a satire or a parable if you want to Other authors have done itand done it wellPullman didn'tI won't be reading the third book

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Lost in a new world Lyra finds Will a boy on the run a murderer a worthy and welcome ally For this is a world where soul eating Specters stalk the streets and witch. When I read this the first time I completely overlooked a main component of the book I approached it as if was the second book in the series a massive mistake I wrote a review criticising the fact that the novel felt awkward; it had no beginning or end it just felt like the typical content you’d find in the middle of the story The ironic point of this is that most critics take the trilogy as one whole book rather than three separate works And this really is the best way to approach the story The Golden Compass is the beginning of it all the setting of the stage This then is the middling part of the work The second protagonist of the series the Adam to Pullman’s Eve takes the lead here Initially I was very resistant to this idea I had grown to respect Lyra; she’s a really strong heroine but after a while it started to make sense Pullman has expanded his story considerably Lyra has three chapters told from her perspective The same amount roughly speaking is told from the perspective of Will The rest of the chapters are from side characters of the previous book So there’s a strong move away from a Lyra centred story I have mixed feeling about this It felt like an odd authorial decision At times this felt like an entirely different series altogether again something I eventually got over There is no sense of closure at the end of this The first book had a strong ending but this has very little This book seemed to be a mere set up for the next instalment which makes it rather difficult to review; it’s like picking out the middle bit of a story and trying to criticise it as a separate entity from the rest of it it’s not easy to do Any criticism you make are negated by the fact that this is not a separate book it’s a chunk of a greater work So I’m going to read the third book before I speak any about this I need to see where these elements Pullman added go to Perhaps a review of all three works together would be the best option At this moment though I find the witches one of the most interesting aspects of the work I’m not entirely sure what to make of them as of yet Hopefully the third book will give me all the answers I need All through that day the witches came like flakes of black snow on the wings of a storm filling the skies with the darting flutter of their silk and the swish of air through the needles of their cloud pine branches Men who hunted in the dripping forests or fished among melting ice floes heard the sky wide whisper through the fog and if the sky was clear they would look up to see the witches flying like scraps of darkness drifting on a secret tide

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The Subtle KnifeEs share the skies with troops of angelsEach is searching Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter Will for his missing father but what they find instead is a deadly sec. “Every little increase in human freedom has been fought over ferociously between those who want us to know and be wiser and stronger and those who want us to obey and be humble and submit”