Three Essential Perspectives on Philip Pullman’s Trilogy

[UPDATE: Bonus... a fourth essential reading. Here's John C. Wright's hilarious summation of the trilogy, via Mark Shea.]I am so glad Peter Chattaway rediscovered this: Alan Jacobs' thorough, eloquent review of The Amber Spyglass, the last book in the trilogy that The Golden Compass begins.I remember reading this when it was first published, and boy am I glad it's available again. Jacobs has done an excellent job of illustrating the strengths and weaknesses of Pullman's work.Also … [Read more...]

U2 Album Shaping Up to Be Something Special

NME reports on the progress of U2's next album: "We did some recording in Morocco last year[, said Bono. "All the band went to an amazing religious music festival in Fez with some incredible sufi singers. It was a real humbling thing for a punk rock shouter, listening to these people who just close their eyes for 40 minutes and sing the most sophisticated melodies."He added: "We got this little riad, a small hotel with a courtyard in the middle and set up the band there, with a square of … [Read more...]


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