I’m finally on board with the His Dark Materials series. The pending movie made me do it. I once posted a list of tings that annoyed me about popular fantasy which became the manifesto for my novel. I’ve only read the first book but The Golden Compass has been pretty good about avoiding these narrative ruts.
But, now having read the book I’m a little worried by some of the things I see in the trailer, which you can watch at their Official Site.
I had to modify the promotional wall paper though: