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A Thinking Fan's Guide for Thinking Fans,
This review is from: Dark Matter: A Thinking Fan's Guide to Philip Pullman (Thinking Fan's Guides) (Paperback)
As with the books in the series, this book examines world view assumptions surrounding hugely popular works. Watkins is a Christian who writes in an analytical manner which lays out the key issues, helping your understanding - whether you agree with him or not.
Philip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy was a great commercial success. The engaging stories draw you into a magical world. Yet Pullman seemed to step deliberately into a world of controversy about "killing God" (Pullman's own words).
Thinking fans will want to explore this further. If you are one, or just curious, I strongly recommend Watkins' book to help you think through the issues. Myself, I found it very helpful.