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Book of the millenium,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials) (Hardcover)
When reading the 1st 2 books of this trilogy i thought i would never read a better book in my entire life- that they could not be improved on in any way- but Phillip Pullman has just performed a miracle. This book is the most heart-wrenching, soul crushing book i have ever read and ever will read without a shadow of doubt. I experienced feelings so intense i never thought them possible- i had never imagined a love so passionate and all engulfing could possibly exist- its beyond anyones imagination and probably even pullmans before he wrote it. I would just like to say that whatever Phillip Pullman does with the rest of his life he should know that his life has definitely not been in vain- he has changed the life of many many people in this world- not least of all me. Since finishing this book i have become a much happier fulfilled person- although i was depressed and cried alot for a few days afterwards- the ending is so sad you can't imagine it until you have read it. It leaves you drained and all you can think is WHY? Why does life have to be so cruel- can life be so cruel? Can anyone love with that much might? Is it possible? Mind you the ending is totally different to what i expected. I don't think anyone could percieve it.If you have not read this book you are missing out on the book of your lifetime and the reading experience of a lifetime. It beats every book i have read, and thta includes Lord of the Rings and War and Peace, all the classics, not a patch on this. This comment does it no justice at all, its a masterpiece. All i can say is read it. The only flaw is any other book i ever read will seem like nothing in comparison, never will anything as good be written ever again. Its not possible. This book will still be the best book in history when the universe ends, and Phillip Pullmans name will go down in history as the greatest writer of all time.
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Initial post: 2 Aug 2011 14:26:52 BDT
Mr. L. S. Broadley says:
This is a joke right? It's so over the top it seems like sarcasm. Pullman can write for sure, and the trilogy is well worth reading but best writer and best book of all time! I think a little perspective might be in order.
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2011 20:44:48 BDT
Steve W. says:
I disagree; it's not worth reading.
Posted on 6 Jan 2014 09:29:41 GMT
Star Sailor says:
I disagree with both of you, the review is spot on :P
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