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The Identity of God

Op-ed published on 3rd Feb 2010. 13 comments.

Why The Authority is not God, and why His Dark Materials is not anti-religious at all.

Intercision - Coming Soon To a World Near You?

Op-ed published on 13th Oct 2008. 9 comments.

In Philip Pullman’s trilogy of novels, His Dark Materials, the characters travel between many worlds existing in parallel universes. In one of these…

The Golden Compass Best Buy Bonus Disc

Review published on 4th May 2008. 3 comments.

Thought I'd drop a word in on the Best Buy Bonus Disc. I've watched the full thing over now and I have to say, things like this make DVDs what they are.…

Dark Matter - Jeff's Review

Review published on 6th Mar 2008. 2 comments.

Of the several books on Pullman’s His Dark Materials read by this reviewer (about a half-dozen or so), this one is, without a doubt, the best, most…

Discovering The Golden Compass - Jeff's Review

Review published on 23rd Feb 2008. 0 comments.

Despite its title, George Beahm’s Discovering The Golden Compass is a wide-ranging book that goes far beyond the single topic of The Golden Compass.…

Michael McLennen on The Golden Compass Soundtrack pt. 2

Review published on 20th Feb 2008. 3 comments.

Track-by-Track Analysis (Total running time: 74 mins 3 secs) NOTE: This is a re-written version of my original soundtrack review, which appeared here.…

Michael McLennen on The Golden Compass Soundtrack pt. 1

Review published on 20th Feb 2008. 4 comments.

NOTE: This is a re-written version of my original soundtrack review, which appeared here. Having now seen the film, I felt it was worth re-considering…

The World of the Golden Compass

Review published on 12th Feb 2008. 1 comment.

I received The World of the Golden Compass through the mail today, and after feeling important and official carrying a Global Priority packet (complete…

Exploring His Dark Materials

Review published on 12th Feb 2008. 0 comments.

In the preface of her book, Lois Gresh writes: “This book delves into the subjects behind His Dark Materials. As such, it is not a book about the story…

The Elements of His Dark Materials - Jason's review

Review published on 6th Feb 2008. 3 comments.

Why should you buy The Elements of His Dark Materials: A Guide to Philip Pullman’s Trilogy, by Laurie Frost? What makes it different from all the other…

The Elements of His Dark Materials - Ian's review

Review published on 6th Feb 2008. 0 comments.

The His Dark Materials trilogy has, like many works of its high quality, lead to the publication of a number of reference materials and analytical texts.…

The Elements of His Dark Materials - Edd's review

Review published on 6th Feb 2008. 0 comments.

This book dropped onto my doormat a little over two weeks ago. The first thing you notice is the size of the book, it is very thick. This is a portend…

The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman

Review published on 6th Feb 2008. 1 comment.

Philip Pullman was wrong. That was my first thought after finishing David Colbert's The Magical Worlds of Philip Pullman. What I'm referring to is the…

The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

Review published on 6th Feb 2008. 0 comments.

Mary and John Gribbin's The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials is a nice starting companion for young readers interested in discovering more…

Darkness Visible: Inside the world of Philip Pullman

Review published on 6th Feb 2008. 0 comments.

Darkness Visible: Inside the World of Philip Pullman, authored by Nicholas Tucker, begins with some very clear ambitions. Tucker organizes his book to…

Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials: A Multiple Allegory

Review published on 30th Jan 2008. 1 comment.

Author Leonard F. Wheat's Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials: a Multiple Allegory divides itself three ways with the bulk of the book devoted to tackling…

Golden Compass Premiere, Victoria Point, Australia

Review published on 27th Dec 2007. 0 comments.

9am, December 26th. The horde of His Dark Materials fans gather around the front door of the still closed Victoria Point Cinema in eager anticipation…

Lyra’s Parents

Essay published on 16th Dec 2007. 17 comments.

Part I - First Impressions Together. It's tough to say if Marisa and Asriel loved each other. They both had the passion and child right? Well maybe there…

Namster on The Golden Compass

Review published on 14th Dec 2007. 0 comments.

In short, the movie is excellent. It is a flawed picture, with the most unfortunate knife job of any film in motion picture history, but all things considered…

Practise What You Preach

Op-ed published on 11th Dec 2007. 14 comments.

For a man who wants to talk so badly, Bill Donahue sure does have his narrow-slitted helmet tightly fitted. In a request sent two months ago, both The…

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