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  • The Secret Commonwealth
  • Philip Pullman
  • English
  • 02 December 2019
  • 9781448194513

10 thoughts on “The Secret Commonwealth

  1. says:

    I can't believe I'm giving this book 2 starsHis Dark Materials shattered my heart as a kid I've been dreaming of a book about adult Lyra ever since but this was one of the biggest disappointment of 2020 alreadyIt took me 3 months to finish this book A book I had been dreaming about for yearsview spoiler It broke my heart to see L

  2. says:

    Hey this review has spoilers soI was really wanting to love this book and His Dark Materials is basically still my favourite series ever I don't

  3. says:

    Why the hell are people rating this book one star when it's not even out yet and there's no way they could possibly have read it??

  4. says:

    Northern Lights is uite possibly my favourite book of all time and I actually really liked La Belle Sauvage despite the mixed reviews it got so I was pretty confident that I'd love The Secret Commonwealth Grown up Lyra?? I pre ordered it and started reading it the minute it landed in my Kindle And I really didn'

  5. says:

    The Secret Commonwealth continues Lyra's story many years after the conclusion of His Dark Materials with a young woman adrift from her deamon and starting to understand who she really is in the world It's a story about acce

  6. says:

    lyra silvertongue as a twenty year old lyra silvertongue as a twenty year old lyra silvertongue as a twenty year old LYRA SILVERTONGUE AS A TWENTY YEAR OLD am actually losin me shit one of the reasons why la belle sauvage w

  7. says:

    I don't prioritize books by white cis male authors but I'm still interested in the adventures of Lyra now a twenty year old college student so figured I'd make an exception And then I got to page 187 and said oh no Oh gross OUT LOUD This is what I get for trusting male authors a character who is in love with a girl he's known since she was a baby who was attracted to her when she was a young teen WHO HE WAS TEACHING bu

  8. says:

    As a huge fan of Philip Pullman I take no pleasure in reporting that The Secret Commonwealth is a massive disappointment This novel which begins every bit the worthy successor to Pullman’s marvelous His Dark Materials trilogy slowly and tragi

  9. says:

    What a fascinating mess that was The opening feels a lot like a Golden Compass replay with Lyra back in Oxford and a student now herself Except instead of missing children the mystery we're meant to be exercised about this time issomething to do with roses in the Middle East? Which you might think would feel remote and ab

  10. says:

    Oh the disappointmentWhile I appreciate good representation and diversity in the stories that I read I acknowledge that even in 2019 not all books can be up to my own standards So if a book is well written has a solidly planned story has good pacing and keeps me interested I will consider it a good book even if it doesn’t contain any good

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The Secret Commonwealth

E a boy with a boat and a mission to save a baby from the flood now a man with a strong sense of duty and a desire to do what is rightTheirs is a world at once familiar and extraordinary and they must travel far beyond the edges of Oxford across Europe and into Asia in search for what is lost a city haunted by daemons a secret at the heart of a desert and the mystery of the elusive Dus. As a huge fan of Philip Pullman I take no pleasure in reporting that The Secret Commonwealth is a massive disappointment This novel which begins every bit the worthy successor to Pullman s marvelous His Dark Materials trilogy slowly and tragically dissolves into a narrative so desultory and dull that it may as well not exist Or it s brilliant in a way I can t comprehend but I don t think soRarely do I feel the need to take vengeance on a novel when reviewing it but this one brought me to a point of deep painful resentment The primary reason is that unlike most bad books the opening act displays incredible promise La Belle Sauvage the first volume of The Book of Dust was a strange and dark tale with a lot of potential and the first couple hundred pages of The Secret Commonwealth honor that potential proving as good as anything Pullman has previously written The story is mature and unsettling in a fashion that departs from his first trilogy and the book starts off with a solid balance of plot based and character driven energyLyra now twenty years old must deal with the conseuences not only of her own personal journey as an adolescent but of events that took place in her infancy The relationships between Lyra and those seeking to cultivate her incipient adulthood are touching and the older versions of the main characters from La Belle Sauvage are well crafted Watching them interact with Lyra is a genuine pleasureThis pleasure is contrasted heavily by Lyra s intriguing and disturbing arguments with her daemon Pantalaimon Pan The Secret Commonwealth reveals new dynamics between humans and daemons namely a host of ways in which people and their daemons can become separated These operate as relatively successful metaphors for how our social relationships fluctuate over time and how people can become internally conflicted and alienated from aspects of their own personalities Lyra and Pan become embroiled in a philosophical dispute over the nature of truth and whether it is a product of strict objective rationalism or of pure subjective imagination Their suabbling over this false dilemma becomes uite vicious eventually leading to a dramatic but somewhat baffling estrangement Unfortunately the uality of this conflict degrades as the novel progresses along with everything elsePullman is also preoccupied with the world of hidden things and hidden relationships an animistic magical realm from which the novel derives its title 389 He often hints at the possible significance of the secret commonwealth but doesn t deliver enough detail to establish its value as a narrative device This noncommittal attitude toward its own ideas permeates The Secret Commonwealth in a way that feels almost intentional as if Pullman thought being intellectually wishy washy would somehow improve thingsFor as long as Lyra and her companions stick around in Brytain Pullman s fictional version of Britain the novel holds together fairly well But once they hit the road and split off into separate subplots the story swiftly disintegrates into a plodding caravan of interactions with seemingly inconseuential and mostly uninteresting new characters The main characters don t interact nearly enough and none of their individual journeys proves enlightening or than superficially exciting The novel is than 600 pages and in the last few hundred the story becomes increasingly rudderless and worst of all boring There is nothing in the way of a compelling climax and the book terminates at a point that would constitute rising action in a tighter focused taleGiven that The Amber Spyglass is by far my favorite volume of His Dark Materials I am cautiously optimistic that Pullman s conclusion to The Book of Dust will be worth reading at worst and capable of salvaging the series at best But as it currently stands The Secret Commonwealth imperils Pullman s reputation as a master storytellerThis review was originally published on my blog wordsdirt

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It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacua begin her life changing journeyIt is seven years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life Will Parry on a park bench in Oxford's Botanic Gardens at the end of the ground breaking bestselling His Dark Materials seuenceNow in The Secret Commonwealth we. Why the hell are people rating this book one star when it s not even out yet and there s no way they could possibly have read it It makes me so mad

review The Secret Commonwealth

Meet Lyra Silvertongue And she is no longer a child The second volume of Sir Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust sees Lyra now twenty years old and her daemon Pantalaimon forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea existedPulled along on his own journey too is Malcolm; onc. lyra silvertongue as a twenty year old lyra silvertongue as a twenty year old lyra silvertongue as a twenty year old LYRA SILVERTONGUE AS A TWENTY YEAR OLD am actually losin me shit one of the reasons why la belle sauvage wasn t as good as hdm was because lyra wasn t in it well i mean she was but she was 8 months old but this BUT THIS


About the Author: Philip Pullman

Plato'—meaning that the physical world we see around us is the crude shabby imperfect second rate copy of something much better I want to emphasize the simple physical truth of things the absolute primacy of the material life rather than the spiritual or the afterlife He argues for a republic of heaven here on EarthIn 2007 the first novel of the His Dark Materials trilogy was adopted into the motion picture The Golden Compass by New Line Cinema Many churches and Christian organizations including the Catholic League called for a boycott of the film due to the books' atheist themes While the film was successful in Europe and moderately received in the United States the other two books in the trilogy were not be adapted into film possibly due to pressure from the Catholic Church When uestioned about the anti church views in His Dark Materials Pullman explains in an interview for Third Way UK “It comes from history It comes from the record of the Inuisition persecuting heretics and torturing Jews and all that sort of stuff; and it comes from the other side too from the Protestants burning the Catholics It comes from the insensate pursuit of innocent and crazy old women and from the Puritans in America burning and hanging the witches—and it comes not only from the Christian church but also from the Taliban Every single religion that has a monotheistic god ends up by persecuting other people and killing them because they don't accept him Wherever you look in history you find that It's still going on Feb 2002 Pullman has received many threats by ardent believers over his choice of subject matterMore