Saturday, 26 February 2011
World Book Night Challenge 19/25
Northern Lights - Philip Pullman
This was one of the books that I wasn't really looking forward to (re)reading. It is a book that I have read before, and heard as an audio book, but that has always left me a little cold.
I'm not sure why this should be, I like a lot of fantasy and science fiction novels and I like Mr Pullman immensely.
This time around I did enjoy the book more. I remembered the broad plot so I found myself concentrating on the smaller details. Pullman is a very good storyteller as I did lose myself in the book several times, it just doesn't stand out to me as a great book and certainly not one I'd want to take to a desert island.
I'm pleased I read it again but I still have no interest in reading the 2 follow ups.
Mr Norfolkbookworm on the other hand read the trilogy some years ago and did enjoy it.