The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Book - 1997
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As the boundaries between worlds begin to dissolve, Lyra and her daemon help Will Parry in his search for his father and for a powerful, magical knife.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1997
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780679879251
0679879250
9780345413369
0345413369
9780440238140
0440238145
9780375823466
9780375802119
0375802118
044041833X
Characteristics: 326 p. ; 22 cm

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teresadao
Aug 17, 2015

The first book was better, with more of Lyra's world.

The Subtle Knife really offended me because of all the religious references... definitely agree with rene (below).

In addition, darker and less action mostly because of the prescence in "our" world.

redban Apr 07, 2015

Truly a classic trilogy. Even better, it can be enjoyed in adolescence and as an adult, so reading it again as an adult now brings nostalgia AND intrigue (still!). Very few fictions deserve such accolades, this one is a masterpiece!

And I agree, this book does get darker with the introduction of Will. The third book evens things out.

fergusonfan Jul 28, 2014

I enjoyed this more than the Golden Compass. It doesn't have quite as many plot twists as the first book. Lyra and Will are the main characters. Lord Asriel is a minor character in this,as is Mrs. Coulter.

formrfarmr2011 Jul 14, 2014

This is the second book in the series; and much darker than the first. The idea of Dust is intriguing, but I did not enjoy this one as much as The Golden Compass.

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rene1951
Mar 31, 2014

The first volume of this trilogy was made into a movie but not this second volume, nor the third. This volume or, presumably, the third volume would be considered sacriligious by most, (I believe) Christian, possibly also Islamic and Jewish Fundemantalists.

iLoveLibraries0_0 Oct 12, 2012

Another entertaining work of fiction from Philip Pullman.

This book goes much deeper into the author's views on Christianity, and Catholicism (not actually named) more specifically. Depending on what your own beleifs are, you might need to pull yourself out of this book for a moment and take a breather before continueing in certain parts.

narutouzumaki485 Jul 21, 2012

great for summer reading

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LaurenAHHH
Jul 01, 2012

This is one of those books that are so good, I wish multiple places, characters, and items in it were real. Great story.

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freeflyer
Apr 30, 2012

This was super great and I loved iy. The story between Lyra and everything around her was amazing and I couldn't get enough of it!

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22950006703433
Oct 30, 2011

I loved this book! I think it might even have been better than the first. I did miss ioerek because he was a very interesting character. Will really made up for that though.

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Aug 10, 2015

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Apr 30, 2012

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mishamurali
Aug 04, 2014

"I found folly everywhere, but there were grains of wisdom in every stream of it.”

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