With the popularity of Philip Pullman’s classic His dark materials not suffering from the release of the Golden Compass on film, it is a joy to be able to continue the story with what amounts to a prequel to the tale of Lyra and her friends. Set as a type of Western cowboy narrative, bullying and greed now become the realm of politics and political ambition.
Link to The Times review by Amanda Craig
Read about an exclusive interview with Philip Pullman bout his books, also from The Times
What do you think about Pullman’s new novella and his take on the power of big business and politics?