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Book Discussion: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Our July book will be The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.  Pullman is a British writer who is active in humanist and secular causes.  He wrote his Dark Materials trilogy as a humanist response to the heavily Christian-themed "Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis.  Although his publishers have targeted the series to young adults, Pullman intended the work for adults as well.  While I don't usually recommend audio versions of books, some of us might enjoy the recorded version, which utilizes actors' voices for the dialogue.

At the July discussion, we'll decide whether we want to read the remaining two volumes of Pullman's epic or whether we should move on to something else.

There are plenty of copies of the book in local libraries.  Refreshments will be served.

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  • Kevin & P.

    Probable. We're doing an overnight on Friday to see a film at Bard but should be back in time.

    June 30, 2013

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