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It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacua begin her life changing journeyIt is seven years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life Will Parry on a park bench in Oxford's Botanic Gardens at the end of the ground breaking bestselling His Dark Materials seuenceNow in The Secret Commonwealth we Hey this review has spoilers soI was really wanting to love this book and His Dark Materials is basically still my favourite series ever I don't really know where to begin so I'm just going to make dot points I'm pretty disappointed Why did chapter 31 even need to exist why is it necessary to the plot to have the attempted rape of the main female character The parts at the end are filled with unintentional irony She says she shouldn't have to expect that like Pullman is a massive feminist for point out that fact but if he was an actual feminist he would never have put this chapter in the book to start off with What purpose did it serve Why even mention that Malcolm was attracted to Lyra when she was like 14 or 15 when he was her teacher and 11 years older than her at the time Could there have been a way better way to dismiss cold logic in the face of blind acceptance of the church than a convoluted plot about philosophersauthors That I find it unrealistic that Pan and Lyra would ever fight about It seems strange the way the events of His Dark Materials are referred to like they happened 50 years ago instead of only like 7 or 8 There's no way you forget stuff that fast Pullman trying to make an allegory of the rose oil causing conflict oil disputes and the ultimate controlling of this by the West feels like way too much with everything else happening in this story and also Poorly done Same goes for the refugee crisis the entire chapter about Malcolm at that rallytown meeting etc We already had the Adam and Eve story played out again with Will and Lyra why do we need this to happen again just with a storypoem belonging to another culture You've got this ancient story from this culture and then suddenly of course it's about our two main white characters who are special Where was the plot What was the point Was the purpose of this book solely to set everything up for the 3rd book What was the true purpose of this story That as a woman I shouldn't travel to the middle east because most of the people there are clearly poor impoverished and cruel abusers The world felt too much like our world Like Will's world And not in a suddenly the world is darker because Lyra isn't a child any which would make sense It felt too Modern I can only imagine how jarring this book would feel reading straight on from The Amber Spyglassthe rest of the trilogy I feel like finding Philip Pullman and shaking him and asking What were you actually trying to do here Is this a spy book Is this a fantasy book Is it about terrorism Is it about religion Is it about human relationships The slave trade Alechmists Animal abuse The oppression of women Refugees Clearly it's about all of these things but for God's sake please just pick like 3 It's like he made a list of every single possible world issue he was interested inmad about and shoved it all into one single novel before anyone could edit his list Alice is the best character in this book I miss Will Peloponnesian War unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacua begin her life changing journeyIt is seven years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life Will Parry on a park bench in Oxford's Botanic Gardens at the end of the ground breaking bestselling His Dark Materials seuenceNow in The Secret Commonwealth we Hey this review has spoilers soI was really wanting to love this book and His Dark Materials is basically still my favourite series ever I don't really know where to begin so I'm just going to make dot points I'm pretty disappointed Why did chapter 31 even need to exist why is it necessary to the plot to have the attempted rape of the main female character The parts at the end are filled with Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete unintentional irony She says she shouldn't have to expect that like Pullman is a massive feminist for point out that fact but if he was an actual feminist he would never have put this chapter in the book to start off with What purpose did it serve Why even mention that Malcolm was attracted to Lyra when she was like 14 or 15 when he was her teacher and 11 years older than her at the time Could there have been a way better way to dismiss cold logic in the face of blind acceptance of the church than a convoluted plot about philosophersauthors That I find it Greek Mythology unrealistic that Pan and Lyra would ever fight about It seems strange the way the events of His Dark Materials are referred to like they happened 50 years ago instead of only like 7 or 8 There's no way you forget stuff that fast Pullman trying to make an allegory of the rose oil causing conflict oil disputes and the Warrior Women ultimate controlling of this by the West feels like way too much with everything else happening in this story and also Poorly done Same goes for the refugee crisis the entire chapter about Malcolm at that rallytown meeting etc We already had the Adam and Eve story played out again with Will and Lyra why do we need this to happen again just with a storypoem belonging to another culture You've got this ancient story from this culture and then suddenly of course it's about our two main white characters who are special Where was the plot What was the point Was the purpose of this book solely to set everything Michael Collins: Forgotten Astronaut up for the 3rd book What was the true purpose of this story That as a woman I shouldn't travel to the middle east because most of the people there are clearly poor impoverished and cruel abusers The world felt too much like our world Like Will's world And not in a suddenly the world is darker because Lyra isn't a child any which would make sense It felt too Modern I can only imagine how jarring this book would feel reading straight on from The Amber Spyglassthe rest of the trilogy I feel like finding Philip Pullman and shaking him and asking What were you actually trying to do here Is this a spy book Is this a fantasy book Is it about terrorism Is it about religion Is it about human relationships The slave trade Alechmists Animal abuse The oppression of women Refugees Clearly it's about all of these things but for God's sake please just pick like 3 It's like he made a list of every single possible world issue he was interested inmad about and shoved it all into one single novel before anyone could edit his list Alice is the best character in this book I miss Will

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Meet Lyra Silvertongue And she is no longer a child The second volume of Sir Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust sees Lyra now twenty years old and her daemon Pantalaimon forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea existedPulled along on his own journey too is Malcolm; onc lyra silvertongue as a twenty year old lyra silvertongue as a twenty year old lyra silvertongue as a twenty year old LYRA SILVERTONGUE AS A TWENTY YEAR OLD am actually losin me shit one of the reasons why la belle sauvage wasn't as good as hdm was because lyra wasn't in it well i mean she was but she was 8 months old but this BUT THIS

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E a boy with a boat and a mission to save a baby from the flood now a man with a strong sense of duty and a desire to do what is rightTheirs is a world at once familiar and extraordinary and they must travel far beyond the edges of Oxford across Europe and into Asia in search for what is lost a city haunted by daemons a secret at the heart of a desert and the mystery of the elusive Dus As a huge fan of Philip Pullman I take no pleasure in reporting that The Secret Commonwealth is a massive disappointment This novel which begins every bit the worthy successor to Pullman’s marvelous His Dark Materials trilogy slowly and tragically dissolves into a narrative so desultory and dull that it may as well not exist Or it’s brilliant in a way I can’t comprehend––but I don’t think soRarely do I feel the need to take vengeance on a novel when reviewing it but this one brought me to a point of deep painful resentment The primary reason is that unlike most bad books the opening act displays incredible promise La Belle Sauvage the first volume of The Book of Dust was a strange and dark tale with a lot of potential and the first couple hundred pages of The Secret Commonwealth honor that potential proving as good as anything Pullman has previously written The story is mature and unsettling in a fashion that departs from his first trilogy and the book starts off with a solid balance of plot based and character driven energyLyra now twenty years old must deal with the conseuences not only of her own personal journey as an adolescent but of events that took place in her infancy The relationships between Lyra and those seeking to cultivate her incipient adulthood are touching and the older versions of the main characters from La Belle Sauvage are well crafted Watching them interact with Lyra is a genuine pleasureThis pleasure is contrasted heavily by Lyra’s intriguing and disturbing arguments with her daemon Pantalaimon Pan The Secret Commonwealth reveals new dynamics between humans and daemons namely a host of ways in which people and their daemons can become separated These operate as relatively successful metaphors for how our social relationships fluctuate over time and how people can become internally conflicted and alienated from aspects of their own personalities Lyra and Pan become embroiled in a philosophical dispute over the nature of truth and whether it is a product of strict objective rationalism or of pure subjective imagination Their suabbling over this false dilemma becomes uite vicious eventually leading to a dramatic but somewhat baffling estrangement Unfortunately the uality of this conflict degrades as the novel progresses along with everything elsePullman is also preoccupied with “the world of hidden things and hidden relationships”––an animistic magical realm from which the novel derives its title 389 He often hints at the possible significance of “the secret commonwealth” but doesn’t deliver enough detail to establish its value as a narrative device This noncommittal attitude toward its own ideas permeates The Secret Commonwealth in a way that feels almost intentional as if Pullman thought being intellectually wishy washy would somehow improve thingsFor as long as Lyra and her companions stick around in Brytain Pullman’s fictional version of Britain the novel holds together fairly well But once they hit the road and split off into separate subplots the story swiftly disintegrates into a plodding caravan of interactions with seemingly inconseuential and mostly uninteresting new characters The main characters don’t interact nearly enough and none of their individual journeys proves enlightening or than superficially exciting The novel is than 600 pages and in the last few hundred the story becomes increasingly rudderless and––worst of all––boring There is nothing in the way of a compelling climax and the book terminates at a point that would constitute rising action in a tighter focused taleGiven that The Amber Spyglass is by far my favorite volume of His Dark Materials I am cautiously optimistic that Pullman’s conclusion to The Book of Dust will be worth reading at worst and capable of salvaging the series at best But as it currently stands Th Managerial Decision Making unlike most bad books the opening act displays incredible promise La Belle Sauvage the first volume of The Book of Dust was a strange and dark tale with a lot of potential and the first couple hundred pages of The Secret Commonwealth honor that potential proving as good as anything Pullman has previously written The story is mature and His Punishment unsettling in a fashion that departs from his first trilogy and the book starts off with a solid balance of plot based and character driven energyLyra now twenty years old must deal with the conseuences not only of her own personal journey as an adolescent but of events that took place in her infancy The relationships between Lyra and those seeking to cultivate her incipient adulthood are touching and the older versions of the main characters from La Belle Sauvage are well crafted Watching them interact with Lyra is a genuine pleasureThis pleasure is contrasted heavily by Lyra’s intriguing and disturbing arguments with her daemon Pantalaimon Pan The Secret Commonwealth reveals new dynamics between humans and daemons namely a host of ways in which people and their daemons can become separated These operate as relatively successful metaphors for how our social relationships fluctuate over time and how people can become internally conflicted and alienated from aspects of their own personalities Lyra and Pan become embroiled in a philosophical dispute over the nature of truth and whether it is a product of strict objective rationalism or of pure subjective imagination Their suabbling over this false dilemma becomes Himig Ng Sinag: MGA Piling Tula uite vicious eventually leading to a dramatic but somewhat baffling estrangement Unfortunately the The Test uality of this conflict degrades as the novel progresses along with everything elsePullman is also preoccupied with “the world of hidden things and hidden relationships”––an animistic magical realm from which the novel derives its title 389 He often hints at the possible significance of “the secret commonwealth” but doesn’t deliver enough detail to establish its value as a narrative device This noncommittal attitude toward its own ideas permeates The Secret Commonwealth in a way that feels almost intentional as if Pullman thought being intellectually wishy washy would somehow improve thingsFor as long as Lyra and her companions stick around in Brytain Pullman’s fictional version of Britain the novel holds together fairly well But once they hit the road and split off into separate subplots the story swiftly disintegrates into a plodding caravan of interactions with seemingly inconseuential and mostly The Test: Taken By The Men Who Raised Me uninteresting new characters The main characters don’t interact nearly enough and none of their individual journeys proves enlightening or than superficially exciting The novel is than 600 pages and in the last few hundred the story becomes increasingly rudderless and––worst of all––boring There is nothing in the way of a compelling climax and the book terminates at a point that would constitute rising action in a tighter focused taleGiven that The Amber Spyglass is by far my favorite volume of His Dark Materials I am cautiously optimistic that Pullman’s conclusion to The Book of Dust will be worth reading at worst and capable of salvaging the series at best But as it currently stands Th