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The amber spyglass by Philip Pullman

The amber spyglass (original 2000; edition 2001)

by Philip Pullman

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Title:The amber spyglass
Authors:Philip Pullman
Info:New York : Listening Library, p2001, c2000.
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Tags:2007-11, fiction, young adult, ya, fantasy, destiny, fate, sci-fi, science fiction, religion, family, adventure, friendship, library book

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The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman (Author) (2000)

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The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials Series #3) 23 Nov 2000
My favorite of the trilogy. Pullman ended it appropriately, I think. What I love is all the modern world physics mixed in.
3 Oct 2016
Neither of the girls let me read them the whole series, nor read it themselves. Sigh. Oh, well, although I remembered the Golden Compass well from multiple reads and multiple film viewings, I didn't remember the second and third books as well. So, that seemed an appropriate choice for Banned Books Week, even if I didn't get them done on time.
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  Kaethe | Oct 17, 2016 |
This book makes the series and ties everything so well together. I especially loved the Mary Malone parts of the story - she's a gem. In my opinion, everyone can - and maybe should - read His Dark Materials - it might be a childrens fantasy story, but it has so many layers added to the story, that it is enjoyable for all ages. ( )
  SilkeMaria | Oct 12, 2016 |
Almost as good as the first (and best) in the trilogy, but loses points for, in my opinion, the needless cruelty of the ending. I'm sorry, I get the thematic relevance, I just don't care. I'm also not looking for a 100% happy ending, but COME ON. ( )
  thebookmagpie | Aug 7, 2016 |
I'm going to continue with the same things I've said for the rest of the series: good, but overbearing. I enjoyed the series well enough to read it (again) through to completion, but I'm not sure I would recommend it. The concepts are interesting and everything works pretty well, but the longer I read, the more I felt it was Pullman screaming his views and opinions at me, more than it was me reading a cool story. ( )
  shulera1 | Jun 7, 2016 |
Το Κεχριμπαρένιο Τηλεσκόπιο είναι το τρίτο και τελ​ευταίο βιβλίο μιας καταπληκτικής τριλογίας. Δεν εί​ναι απλά ο επίλογος μιας ιστορίας, θα μπορούσε να ​είναι η αρχή μιας άλλης. Είναι η στιγμή που ο αναγ​νώστης πραγματικά συνειδητοποιεί τι κρύβεται πίσω ​από την τριλογία. Πέρα από ένα πολύ καλογραμμένο μ​υθιστόρημα για μικρούς και μεγάλους, είναι και ένα​ ( )
  GeorgiaKo | May 27, 2016 |
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And as the bumpy journey among these dark materials comes to an end, there is the most moving of scenes: all fantasy subdued and only human frailty revealed in the real world of Oxford's Botanic Garden.

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Pullman, PhilipAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bailey, PeterIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bützow, HeleneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bruno, FrancescoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pullman, PhilipNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rohmann, EricCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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O tell of His might, O sing of His grace,
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy space,
His chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form,
And dark is His path on the wings of the storm.

    Robert Grant, from Hymns Ancient and Modern.
O stars,
isn't it from you that the lover's desire for the face
of his beloved arises? Doesn't his secret insight
into her pure features come from pure constellations?

    Ranier Maria Rilke, The Third Elegy.
    From The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (transl. Stephen Michell)
Fine vapors escape from whatever is doing the living.
The night is cold and delicate and full of angels
Pounding down the living. The factories are all lit up,
The chime goes unheard.
We are together at last, though far apart.

    John Ashbery, The Ecclesiast.
    From River and Mountains.
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In a valley shaded with rhododendrons, close to the snow line, where a stream milky with melt-water splashed and where doves and linnets flew among the immense pines, lay a cave, half-hidden by the crag above and the stiff heavy leaves that clustered below.
I used to be a nun, you see. I thought physics could be done to the glory of God, till I saw there wasn't any God at all and that physics was more interesting anyway. The Christian religion is a very powerful and convincing mistake, that's all.
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In the astonishing finale to the His Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra and Will are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone. All the while, Dr. Mary Malone builds a magnificent Amber Spyglass. An assassin hunts her down, and Lord Asriel, with a troop of shining angels, fights his mighty rebellion, in a battle of strange allies—and shocking sacrifice.

As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living—and the dead—finally comes to depend on two children and the simple truth of one simple story.
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Heroine suffers.
But in the end it's only

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Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.

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