If you want the low down on British atheist Philip Pullman and his anti-Narnia, anti-Catholic children’s trilogy His Dark Materials which comes out in film version called The Golden Compass check out Carl Olson over at Ignatius Insight.
As usual, Olson gathers the information, offers a brilliant critique and points out exactly what’s wrong and right about Pullman and his work.
I read the first of the three books and have to admit Pullman is a very clever man. He has a brilliant imagination and writes beautifully. But beneath the beauty and imagination and stylistic virtuosity there is a dark despair that is inescapable.