17 December 2006

The 12 Days of Bookmas Countdown - #6


His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass - Another read inspired by an upcoming film. This just may be next winters big fantasy film. It stars Nicole Kidman and the new James Bond and includes scenes of what got me interested about this book - large ferocious armor wearing polar bears fighting. The book is set in an early 1900's England, only in an alternate universe where everyone has a little animal shaped daemon that is connected to each person's soul. This book takes a more scientific than fantastic angle at the supernatural elements. As for the "golden compass" it is a device not unlike a Ouija board that guides people who know how to read it. It should be an interesting film with a distinctive look. Parts of the books move slowly, but still, part 2, The Amber Spyglass is on my to-read list.

Countdown So Far

#6 - His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass
#7 - The Earthsea Cycle: The Farthest Shore
#8 - The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician's Nephew
#9 - The Earthsea Cycle: A Wizard of Earthsea
#10 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
#11 - The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
#12 - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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