My Thoughts on “The Golden Compass”

I’ve been doing a lot of radio interviews about Auralia’s Colors, and questions about Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass keep coming up.

I’ve been planning a sort of once-and-for-all blog post about the controversy, but for now you’ll find a few of my responses to these questions posted here. (The transcript has several errors in it, but I can’t do anything about that. Still, you’ll get the basic idea of my response. And where it seems I’ve “quoted” the book, that’s only a spur-of-the-moment paraphrase, not a direct quote.)

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • anemulligan

    Jeff, I read your post on The Golden Compass controversy, and I left you a comment there. Your response was so thorough, I areally appreciate it. From now on, I’ll send anyone who asks me abotu it over there. :-)


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