A “His Dark Materials” Caution… back in 2002

My brother-in-law Derrek just brought something to my attention I'd forgotten.Five years ago, I posted an alert that The Golden Compass was about to be made into a movie. Then I invited people to suggest how Christians should respond, considering the content of the books.Now that the film has come and gone and made very little fuss at the U.S. box office, it's interesting to look back and reconsider such early tremors.So if you're curious, here's that five-year-old link.And isn't … [Read more...]

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...]


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