Top positive review
Much better than the film 'The Golden Compass' which is essentially the movie of this book.
on 22 December 2017
This book is far better than the film, The Golden Compass - I decided to read these books as I've seen the film several times and always wondered what happened in Books 2 and 3. They never made the follow up films, apparently due to objections made by the church on anti religious grounds, so the books were the only way to finish the journey.
I decided that I ought to read the first book anyway and am really glad I did as it goes into far more detail, switches things round a lot and adds a large chunk on to the end which simply wasn't in the film.
I guess if I were comparing it on a level it would be a little bit Hobbiteque in its style - certainly not as dark / deep as Lord of the Rings, but fun to read anyway. Recommend this as a bit of entertaining, light reading