The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass Review

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.

Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want--but what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other.

A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.

Title:The Golden Compass
Edition Language:English

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  • 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 fantas...

  • Jayson

    (B+) 78% | GoodNotes: A solid story and well written, but very much a children’s tale with one child going on a quest to save other children....

  • 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!...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 n...

  • 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 a...

  • 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...

  • Catriona (LittleBookOwl)

    Rating: 3.5 starsListened to this on audio, which was a lot of fun!...

  • 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 wha...