The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford s Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors First her fearsome uncle Lord

  • Title: The Golden Compass
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • ISBN: 9780679879244
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Golden Compass

    Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford s Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors First, her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, appears with evidence of mystery and danger in the far North, including photographs of a mysterious celestial phenomenon called Dust and the dim outline of a city susHere lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford s Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors First, her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, appears with evidence of mystery and danger in the far North, including photographs of a mysterious celestial phenomenon called Dust and the dim outline of a city suspended in the Aurora Borealis that he suspects is part of an alternate universe He leaves Lyra in the care of Mrs Coulter, an enigmatic scholar and explorer who offers to give Lyra the attention her uncle has long refused her In this multilayered narrative, however, nothing is as it seems Lyra sets out for the top of the world in search of her kidnapped playmate, Roger, bearing a rare truth telling instrument, the alethiometer All around her children are disappearing victims of so called Gobblers and being used as subjects in terrible experiments that separate humans from their daemons, creatures that reflect each person s inner being And somehow, both Lord Asriel and Mrs Coulter are involved.

    The Golden Compass Dec , In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization. The Golden Compass film The Golden Compass is a fantasy adventure film based on the book Northern Lights, the first novel in Philip Pullman s trilogy His Dark Materials Written and directed by Chris Weitz, it stars Nicole Kidman, Dakota Blue Richards, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green, and Ian McKellen. His Dark Materials The Golden Compass Book When Lyra is taken from the college by the beautiful but deadly Mrs Coulter, the Master of Jordan gives her the titular golden compass an alethiometer The device reveals the truth to those who know how to read it and Lyra is inexplicably able to do so without the necessary books or training. The Golden Compass His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman Jul , the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are aslan is only a lion when the reader is about or so in the united states after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus and the four children are like, the gospels or something and the story is somewhat ruined then, because as an adult, you The Golden Compass His Dark Materials When Lyra is taken from the college by the beautiful but deadly Mrs Coulter, the Master of Jordan gives her the titular golden compass an alethiometer The device reveals the truth to those who know how to read it and Lyra is inexplicably able to do so without the necessary books or training. Northern Lights novel Northern Lights titled The Golden Compass in North America and some other countries is a young adult fantasy novel by Philip Pullman, published in by UK. The Golden Compass Study Guide Literature Guide LitCharts Historical Context of The Golden Compass The Magisterium in The Golden Compass is modeled closely after the organization of the Roman Catholic Church Like the real life church, the Magisterium has a pope that leads it in making decisions about what is considered to be the correct interpretation of His Dark Materials Trilogy The Golden Compass The This item His Dark Materials Trilogy The Golden Compass The Subtle Knife The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman Paperback . Only left in stock order The Golden Compass release date, last news, review The Golden Compass is not only an amazing and fascinating story, it is also a beautiful film that is simply nice to watch. His Dark Materials TV Series Nov , With Dafne Keen, Kit Connor, Amir Wilson, Andrew Scott A young girl is destined to liberate her world from the grip of the Magisterium which represses people s ties to magic and their animal spirits known as daemons.

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    1. Bookdragon Sean

      This novel is an absolute work of pure genius, and is in my top ten reads of all time. Before I go into the depths of character and plot, let me start by saying this book is up there with other fantasy hard hitters: by this I mean books like The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia: the books that define the genre. This is high praise indeed, and this novel is worthy of it. The protagonist of the book is Lyra, a young girl, who is parentless and seemingly friendless. She has grown up i [...]

    2. Hailey (HaileyinBookland)

      2.5*I never read this as a kid and maybe I would have enjoyed it more if I had, but it was just okay for me!

    3. Bright

      the golden compass trilogy seems like a natural progression in christian literature. yes, it is christian literature, the same way the chronicles of narnia are. aslan is only a lion when the reader is about 10 or so in the united states. after a point, he unrepentantly becomes jesus. and the four children are like, the gospels or something. and the story is somewhat ruined then, because as an adult, you can't just shoehorn jesus into a lion outfit without snickering a little.pullman however, has [...]

    4. Sean Gibson

      I don’t love the Beatles.*Ducks as he is castigated by the seething masses*I also don’t love green vegetables, punches to the face, or going to the dentist, though I don’t think those revelatory disclosures will elicit much in the way of rage-fueled attempts to slit my throat with the jagged edge of a broken CD (compact disc, kiddos—look it up). So, why risk a severed jugular on the day before I’m going to stuff myself so full of turkey that I’ll have a snood coming out of my ear? We [...]

    5. Cait • A Page with a View

      I hadn't read this since elementary school and am so glad I took the time to come back to it! I don't know that it would be a full 5 stars if I just picked it up today, but we're going with 5 out of nostalgia. Lyra was one of my favorite characters as a kid and is still just as fierce & wonderful as I remember. Actually, I'm surprised by how well I remember the whole story. Maybe it's because the characters and world are so strong, or maybe it's because the movie follows the book SO well. Se [...]

    6. James

      I enjoyed the premise and theme of the book. Pullman created well thought out and memorable characters. It was a little too technical for me in regard to the depths of fantasy, i.e. I had to go back and look up the meaning of some of the made up words in the book to stay focused on what was actually happening. But great imagery. I'm not sure if I will read book 2 or 3 of the series yet thoughts?

    7. Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads

      9/8/17:1. I cleared my rating. If that doesn't sufficiently refute the claim that I "just wanted" to give THE GOLDEN COMPASS 1.0 star, then you're irrational, and further discussion is pointless. 2. I am a BOOK REVIEW BLOGGER. That's what I do. If you want to make cracks about being a trophy wife, go right ahead, but to insinuate that I would "skim" a book to have the minimum knowledge required to give the appearance of having read it so that I can give it a bad review b/c reasons, is an attack [...]

    8. notgettingenough

      Later.A friend said to me today that if you read this book properly, it should make you a better person. I'd just earlier in the day been thinking pretty much the same thing. When I asked S. in what way was he made better, he said he couldn't say, just that it had. Exactly. I think you have a sense as you read this book that Lyra's goodness has rubbed off on you, she's made you better in an entirely non-specific way.M. then said that she didn't think a book, to be special, necessarily had to hav [...]

    9. Antonio

      De alguna forma este libro empezó como una producción de Disney, en la segunda parte parecía más como de Nick o TNT y ya en la tercera parte ¡Wow! Esto se transformo en HBO. No sé si este libro debe calificarse como infantil, si bien es cierto que la protagonista Lyra nos va dando una perspectiva bastante inocente de su mundo, los temas que se tratan en el libro no lo son tanto, el centro de la historia es, al parecer, el misterio que existe del porque están robándose a los niños de tod [...]

    10. Wendy Darling

      Hello friends! We're reading THE GOLDEN COMPASS together throughout the next few weeks as part of our goal to read more classic YA/MG books this year. Please join us if you can!-- Discussion on blog: February 28th-- Hashtag #tmgreadalong if you'd like to discuss as you read on Twitter.More details on the blog: themidnightgarden/2014-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My review:Wildly imaginative and thrilling, this complex and beautiful story foll [...]

    11. Darth J

      I never added a review of this but I'm going to now. I'll admit that this one was a bit slow for me at parts (especially compared to the sequels) but what kept me reading was the fascination with the daemons. I liken them to the patronuses (patronii?) from the Harry Potter series in that they are the animal totem of a character, and can change until someone is "set in their ways". How many other people have held conversations about what their daemon or patronus animal is, and then changed it fre [...]

    12. j

      I really liked this book! I think it is easily among the best of the crop of Potter-era YA lit (even though it actually came out first!).The movie was just ok. I thought the lead kid did a good job playing Lyra, and Nicole Kidman made a very menacing Ann Coulter. But my very favorites were Daniel Craig as the zealot Lord Asriel and Eva Green as badass witch Serafina Pekkala. Serafina Pekkala is one of my favorite witches in literature: she's grounded in her connection to the earth, she's beautif [...]

    13. David Schaafsma

      This is a second reading of Pullman's classic, accomplished on vacation in a car, with the family, by listening to the 9 cd audio collection, with Phillip Pullman Himself reading the narration and beautifully, and a cast of fine actors taking various parts. The first of a trilogy entitled His Dark Materials, which is a great fantasy story supposedly appropriate for grade 6 (American schools) but is really all ages, and like Wrinkle in Time, has dimensions in it which you will discover at any age [...]

    14. Emma

      When a film was made of this book, they did the book a real disservice. This book is amazing. Lyra is the feisty protagonist, an inveterate liar, clever, passionate and loyal. She achieves the impossible, rescues an armoured bear, befriends the witches, and rescues children from a fate worse than death- literally. Pullman does a great job realising this alternate world where everyone has a daemon- like the other half of your soul - and these creatures stay with you through your life. As adults t [...]

    15. mark monday

      fantastic. pullman introduces readers to his sophisticated world view slowly, and this first novel in the trilogy has an ideal narrative focal point in the mean little liar who is the protagonist. i have never seen lying in children portrayed so explicitly as a positive thing, and after this novel, i'm all for it! the settings are wonderfully strange and surreal yet rooted in an eventually understandable reality, and the supporting characters are oblique and enigmatic without being tiresome. the [...]

    16. Julia

      I really like that the Iorek Byronison, the bear, is always referred to by full name. When I'm Bear King, I definitely want to be on a full-name-all-the-time basis. Then I will battle challengers to mortal combat, tearing through armor, swiping off heads with my massive paws, slicing open chests and devouring hearts. And as I gorge myself on bear blood, I will cry out "Bears! Who is your King?" And my name will roar from a thousand bear throats's going to be awesome.(My name has got that same el [...]

    17. Oceana2602

      This book was recommended to me somewhere in fandom as a children's book that is also interesting to adults. I admit that I wasn't particularly impressed with it, and I can't see it as something that I would give my kids to read. My main complaint is the "means to an end" style the author uses. A bit like in a computer game, our main character Lyra runs from one wise man to another in her quest to find some missing children. This is practical, because except for one scene in the beginning, she d [...]

    18. Peter

      The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman, picks up where the Harry Potter series leaves off. As in Rowling's series, the hero of The Golden Compass--Lyra, a pre-teen girl in Oxford, England--is plucked from her mundane existence to become supremely important to the fate of the living world. However, unlike the Potter series, The Golden Compass, immerses us immediately in political, religious, and cultural conflict as well. While the central character is indeed a child, which lands this title in the [...]

    19. Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩

      It had been like 12 years since I read this book and I'd been meaning to re-read it for ages––so I finally got around to it, and I fell in love with it all over again. I was kind of surprised by how well I remembered the story/characters despite having not read it since I was 11 years old––apparently it's just that memorable!There's so much I love about The Golden Compass. The world-building is so vivid and fascinating; I feel so drawn into the settings, I love the dæmons, I love the ar [...]

    20. Brad

      After all the talk about Pullman's supposed anti-Catholicism or anti-Christianity or atheism or whatever one wants to label it, I approached The Golden Compass (known originally as Northern Lights) with an open mind and found something other than what I'd been told to expect. I found elements that questioned Christianity and Catholicism and the nature of God and its works, but I also found elements that questioned parental authority, the ethical and practical roles of Science, and the nature of [...]

    21. Steven Walle

      This book was a really fun read. It was replete with witches, iron bears and all sorts of mythical creatures. The plot was fun and moved a long at a good pace. It was a real page turner. I would recommend this book to all who love Young Adult/Fantacy.Enjoy and Be Blessed.Diamond

    22. Rebecca

      This book started off strong, but by the end of the story, I felt that Pullman had sacrificed logic and direction for drama and suspense. He did a good job of gradually making Lyra less of an ignorant brat and more of a noble little savage girl. Overall, I liked this book well enough to want to read the second one in the trilogy, but I had several problems with it:-There was no comic relief or even any funny moments in this book. It took itself extremely seriously and was rarely light-hearted or [...]

    23. Ahmad Sharabiani

      The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1), Philip Pullmanتاریخ نخستین خوانش: دوم آگوست سال 2008 میلادیعنوان: نیروی اهریمنی اش - کتاب اول - سپیده ی شمالی در دو جلد؛ نویسنده: فلیپ پولمن؛ مترجم: فرزاد فرید؛ تهران، کتاب پنجره، 1384 تا 1385، در پنج جلد؛ شابک دوره پنج جلدی: 9647822146؛ چاپ سوم 1387؛ شابک دوره: 9789647822145؛ چاپ [...]

    24. April (Aprilius Maximus)

      Read until 51% and then skim read the rest. This was SOOOO disappointing. I was looking forward to it so much because the premise sounded incredible and I was excited to hear Pullman's atheism woven into his work, but everything about this book was bland. It was so slow moving and the characters were all so unlikable, I was honestly shocked that I was reading the same book that everyone else loved? Maybe it's because it lacked the nostalgia that a lot of people have with the series because I nev [...]

    25. Ivan

      Somewhere between 3 and 4 stars but I'm leaning more towards 4.This was fun read. Great and imaginative worldbuilding, fast pace and bit of innocent vibe from children books.Sadly few illogical moments, Mery Sue syndrome and cliffhanger stops it from getting higher rating and warmer place in my heart.

    26. Darren

      The story in brief: The book is a fantasy novel set in a strangely familiar pseudo-Victorian/steampunk parallel Earth. The protagonist is a young ophaned girl who's been raised at Oxford by the attending scholars. The story concerns kidnapped children, hidden mysteries of the Church, wandering gypsies, proud Arctic warrior bears, long-lived flying witches, and the possibility of a rift that could exist between different worlds.Daemons: Each human being in this world has a constant animal compani [...]

    27. Maxwell

      I never read this book as a child, and I sort of feel like not having that nostalgia behind it while reading it as an adult kept me from fully appreciating it. The story is fantastical and highly enjoyable. Lyra is a precocious, intelligent and wonderful protagonist. I only wish she had used the darn alethiometer more! So many questions could've been answered, so many issues resolved, with that device. And it was a bit preachy, though I can't imagine children fully grasping the theological and e [...]

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