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Lyra vive al Jordan College di Oxford. Ma il mondo di Lyra è ben diverso dal nostro. Oltre l'Oceano c'è l'America, ma lo stato più importante di quel continente si chiama Nuova Francia; giganteschi orsi corazzati regnano sull'Artico; lo studio della natura viene chiamato "teologia sperimentale". E soprattutto ogni essere umano ha il suo daimon: un compagno, una parte di sé, di sesso opposto al proprio, grazie al quale nessuno deve temere la solitudine. Ma questo mondo sta per attraversare un periodo critico... Età di lettura: da 8 anni.
- ISBN: 8884511828
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 360
- Data di uscita: 19-07-2002
This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start by saying this book is up there with other fantasy hard hitters: by this I mean books like The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia : the bo Leggi tutto
(B+) 78% | Good Notes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children's tale with one child going on a quest to save other children.
I don’t love the Beatles. *Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses* I also don’t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don’t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my throat with the jagged edge of Leggi tutto
Before quantum mechanics and Schrödinger’s cat’s paradox, alternate universes were inherently accessible post-mortem, either Heaven or Hell: that whole “other side” business had a strong moral and religious bias. However, contemporary science fiction has introduced new possibilities of experimenting Leggi tutto
2.5* I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me!
the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. and the four ch Leggi tutto
Northern Lights = The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1), Philip Pullman Northern Lights (known as The Golden Compass in North America and some other countries) is the first book of "His Dark Materials" trilogy. Set in a parallel universe, it features the journey of Lyra Belacqua to the Arctic i Leggi tutto
i first read this when i was like 10 or 11 and i remember really liking it. i recently came across an online thread about this book/series and the message(s) the author was intending to convey, and i was taken aback. i honestly really didnt remember anything except for talking bears that wear armour Leggi tutto
“You cannot change what you are, only what you do.” “So Lyra and her daemon turned away from the world they were born in, and looked toward the sun, and walked into the sky.”
I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on what was actually Leggi tutto
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