Wednesday, May 25, 2005

His Dark Materials, a supplement

Philip Pullman has written a wide variety of children's novels, but the Dark Materials series is my favorite. He continues the story with Lyra's Oxford, a short story that takes place after the trilogy has ended. It's a slim volume, both front to back and top to bottom. Holding it while reading made me think of a secret journal or code book, instead of a novel. I loved being reminded of my tenth summer, when secretly reading diaries of my friends was one of the thrills each of us had. I hope that the release of this story signifies more novels of Lyra's world will be published. I'd hate to think that I've read all there is to about it.

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