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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  • 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. :-)