We saw The Golden Compass at the cinema yesterday. The book does give much more depth to the interplay of the characters' daemons and the growing and changing relationship between Lyra and Mrs Coulter. But still, I enjoyed the spectacle, particularly the airship design, and the altering shapes of the childrens' daemons.


It's reminded me that I need to read the last book in the trilogy: The Amber Spyglass. That can be my Christmas light reading. The first film is supposed to have toned down the book's anti-church sentiment, but it was still there at times. The last book is supposed to have much more of it ...

AuthorJonathan Clark