“The Golden Compass”

Pr. Greg Brothers has some thoughts.  The Golden Compass is, he suggests,

essentially Paradise Lost retold from the view of Satan (as channeled by Jean-Jacque Rosseau), i.e. God is a senile pretender and any rebellion against Him is a Very Good Thing.

He enjoyed the first book, but never could force himself to finish the other two–they were “no fun to read.” He concludes:

I can forgive the fact that Pullman doesn’t like God.

But I’m not entirely sure that he likes his characters — and that, I can’t forgive.

4 thoughts on ““The Golden Compass”

  1. Bill
    Thank you for this excellent blog. It has become one that I visit every day and each time I learn something valuable. I know this takes time and energy on your part and for these I am grateful.
    Dave

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