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why is this book so well received?
on 15 February 2001
I mean, it is not well written, it is not clever, it is simplistic, it is shallow (characters and storyline). And yet, people seem to love it. How can this possibly be? From Lyra and Pan (her "daemon" some kind of pointless animal shaped kindred spirit) the book is a farce. Quite ruidiculous!!!