La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One PDF/EPUB


La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One (Book of Dust Series) Reading this novel is like standing in a room in which suddenly all of the windows have blown open at once SlateIt s a stunning achievement, the universe Pullman has created and continues to build on The New York TimesA phantasmagoric waterborne odyssey Mr Pullman is a supple and formidable writer The Wall Street JournalEnthralling, enchanting The first half reads like a thriller The story becomes darker, deeper and evenengrossing when a cataclysmic flood overtakes Southern England Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait The Book of Dust is one of them The Washington Post Pullman s writing is as deftly brilliant as ever A triumphant return to the alternate Oxford we love Bustle The Book of Dust passes by in one tumultuous wave of literature, that leaves you queasy, but wanting the next volume as quickly as possible It deserves not only a reread, but an unpacking It is not a one and done novel, something that, in a time where binging and passing is the status quo This is a novel to digest One to take in, let settle, and then revisit We are lucky to have Pullman s words Words that will continue to nourish the souls and imaginations of readers for a long, long time Hypable Once again, Pullman s fantasy arrives precisely when it can teach us the most about ourselves, as if it were guided by Dust itself Entertainment Weekly High octane adventure accompanies ingenious plotting The TimesLondon Lyra Silvertongue, Lyra Belacqua, but really just Lyra one of those characters Pip, Emma, Lolita who is on first name terms with her public The New York Times Magazine Pullman s imagery is as dazzling as ever La Belle Sauvage reveals the incredible ways in which ordinary children can react whenplaced in extraordinary circumstances with kindness, bravery and cunning The Bookseller A rollicking adventure DelightfulMother Jones A stunning, otherworldly journey La Belle Sauvage dives deeply into magic and intrigue What a gift it is to be allowed back into this universe BuzzFeedFull of acute observation A rich, imaginative, vividly characterized rite of passage tale London Sunday Times Thrilling and thought provoking Times Literary SupplementA singularly beguiling work of fantasy Pullman is perhaps the best fantasy writer alive The AV ClubA profoundly compelling foundation for a new trilogy Vox This tense, adventure packed book will satisfy and delight Pullman s fans and leave them eager to see what s yet to come Publishers Weekly, starred review Pullman is an easeful storyteller and an intricate and inventive world builder, and everything he has to write is worth reading The Telegraph Magisterial storytelling will sweep readers along the cast is as vividly drawn as ever and big themes running beneath the surface invite profound responses and reflection Kirkus Reviews,starred review Luminous prose, heady philosophical questions, and a lovable protagonist combine with a gripping plot sure to enchant fans and newcomers alike SLJ,starred review Pullman demonstrates that his talent for world building hasn t diminished, nor has his ability to draw young characters here, Malcolm, who is layered enough to carry an adventure through multiple dimensions Booklist,starred review Pullman s immense powers of kinesthetic visualization keep the story pulsing on an epic scaleThe GuardianAn immersive, creepy, edge of your seat adventure Shelf AwarenessTo connect oncewith a fictional universe of such great power is a delightFinancial TimesPhilip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust


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About the Author: Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich on 19th October 1946 The early part of his life was spent travelling all over the world, because his father and then his stepfather were both in the Royal Air Force He spent part of his childhood in Australia, where he first met the wonders of comics, and grew to love Superman and Batman in particular From the age of 11, he lived in North Wales, having moved back to Britain It was a time when children were allowed to roam anywhere, to play in the streets, to wander over the hills, and he took full advantage of it His English teacher, Miss Enid Jones, was a big influence on him, and he still sends her copies of his books.After he left school he went to Exeter College, Oxford, to read English He did a number of odd jobs for a while, and then moved back to Oxford to become a teacher He taught at various middle schools for twelve years, and then moved to Westminster College, Oxford, to be a part time lecturer He taught courses on the Victorian novel and on the folk tale, and also a course examining how words and pictures fit together He eventually left teaching in order to write full time.His first published novel was for adults, but he began writing for children when he was a teacher Some of his novels were based on plays he wrote for his school pupils, such as The Ruby In The Smoke He is best known for the award winning His Dark Materials series, consisting of Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.


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