Originally Posted by Lizhawkins
pulled an all-nighter reading it on holiday. Last time I did that was when I read Northern Lights...
'Northern Lights' I read a few years back and also read it pretty much in one sitting, what a fantastic book! A beautifully skewed universe full of peril, adventure and subtle themes for adults. But then Pullman completely shifted focus for 'The Subtle Knife', depriving me of the world I fell in love with in book one.
It works for some people, but having fell in love with the alternate version of Britain and all the magical features in Lyra's world, to be confronted with a surly teenage boy frightened of pushing someone down the stairs irritated me no end.
Couldn't bring myself to read 'The Amber Spyglass', although I do own it, tempted by Pullman's new Jesus flavoured book though.