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ISBN: 0440238145 / ISBN-13: 9780440238140

The Subtle Knife

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  • The Subtle Knife (Laurel Leaf Library) – Mass-market paperback (2003)
    by Philip Pullman

    The Subtle Knife

    Mass-market paperback, Laurel Leaf Library
    2003
    English
    288 pages

    ISBN: 0440238145
    ISBN-13: 9780440238140

    'The Subtle Knife' is the second part of the trilogy 'His Dark Materials'. Will is 12 years old, and he's just killed a man. Now he's on his own, on the run, determined to discover the truth about his father's disappearance.

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Ellyb

A race towards destiny

by Ellyb on Mar 23, 2010

In this second book of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy, Lyra leaves the captivatingly created world in which the entire first book took place. Despite my reluctance for the narrative to leave Lyra's world, I was ultimately caught up even more tightly in the new worlds into which she ventures. Pullman's creativity really caught fire here, and his skill in committing these flights of imagination to the page is nearly unmatched in other contemporary young adult authors. I literally could not put the book down except to do the most basic tasks, such as eating and sleeping when I absolutely HAD to. "The Subtle Knife" may simply be a transitional book between the beginning and the denouement of Lyra's story, but it hurtles with the pace of a freight train, making for a very exciting read. One of the most effective aspects of Pullman's storytelling is that despite the heart-pounding, frantic speed of the narrative, he still somehow makes time for deep, intricate characterizations of his protagonists and antagonists. I always felt like I was reading about real people in these fantastical circumstances. This book is a wonderful continuation of the very complex story begun in the first installment.

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greenbrocket

Superb

by greenbrocket on Jul 5, 2007

Don't be put off by the "young adult" label. This is subtle, erudite fantasy. You must read The Golden Compass (Northern Lights) and The Amber Spyglass, the first and last books in the trilogy.

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JeffwithaJ

Lyra over Harry Potter?

Lyra Belacqua is the protagonist of Philip Roth's "His Dark Materials" trilogy. The Subtle Knife is the first book in the series, and oh what a series it is. It's completely imaginitive and daring and engaging. It's been years since I first met Lyra and joined her frightening (and controversial) ... Read more

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