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Roy Tang

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The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Well, the book started off a bit slow, with the protag meandering about while the author did his worldbuilding and all, but the pace picked up quickly after the first third or so of the book; I finished the rest of it one sitting

I don’t see anything too Church-controversial yet, though I’m told it becomes more obvious by the third book. I like how most of it was told through a child’s eyes. I’m not sure that was the best way to end a first book though

I kind of want to see the movie, even though I heard it tanked, mostly just to watch the awesome bear duel to the death

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