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Should I get "The Golden Compass"?

Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by mdragon159, Dec 8, 2007.

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How good is this book?

  1. Ausome! Must get!

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    42.9%
  2. Very Good

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    14.3%
  3. Pretty Good

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    14.3%
  4. Not Bad

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  5. Pretty Bad

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  6. Very Bad

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  7. Terrible, Sucks! DO NOT GET!!!

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  1. mdragon159

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    Should I get the book called "The Golden Compass" by Philip Pullman? From here, bordersstores.com/search/title_detail.jsp?id=52151915&srchTerms=the+golden+compass&mediaType=1&srchType=Title , it sounds pretty good. Just to make sure, how good is this book?:confused:

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  2. abecedarian

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    I haven't read the book, but my resident teen book testers who did said it was tripe. Your mileage may vary.
     
  3. Jez

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    I liked it. I'd suggest reading all three books though. It's not meant to be a stand alone book.
     
  4. mdragon159

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    I agree completely. By the way, what's the name of those books?
     
  5. Jez

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    2. The Subtle Knife
    3. The Amber Spyglass
     
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    Thanks a lot, Jez. If I have enough money when I buy The Golden Compass, I'm going to buy all three. Just have to save that money though....Like i can ever save a lot of money, lol.
     
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    mdgradon159, I'm reading them now. I finished the first one and LOVED it. Borders has all three in one volume for like 20 bucks and I think it's 20% off through the holidays.
     
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    I better save my money and my mom or dad isn't, for sure, going to take me to Borders this holiday. I was at Borders 2 weeks in a row already...Oh well, I'll just wait.
     
  9. Jez

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    Definitely read them. The His Dark Materilas triology is possibly my favorite series of all time. They're simply amazing.
     
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    I didn't really care much for it....just my opinion.
     
  12. mdragon159

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    For sure, I'm getting the His Dark Materilas series
     
  13. Leyland

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    I enjoyed the first (The Golden Compass) as a fantastically imagined adventure. I'm planning on seeing the movie tomorrow. I liked the second a good bit, but not as much as the first. The third wasn't as adventurous to me as the others and got so much into the author's philosophical views that I lost my sense of being entranced and thoroughly entertained.

    I traded my copies away and if I ever re-read them, I'll go to the library.
     
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    I voted 'Not bad'. I read it after hearing all the hype about the series, and I wasn't all that impressed by it. Then again, I'm not a huge fan of fantasy.
     
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    I'm happy there's different opinions. Gives me different views. For me, I like fantasy a lot.
     

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