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From: William Ansley <wansley@warwick.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) Re: Phillip Pullman [Digest urth.v030.n091]
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 23:10:13 

At 4:10 PM -0400 4/23/01, John Bishop wrote:
>I liked _Golden_Compass_ enough to buy one of Pullman's
>other novels, _Ruby_in_the_Smoke_, which turns out to have
>all the same virtues and flaws as the "His Dark Materials"
>triology in one volume: really good characters, a wonderfully
>detailed portrayal of an imagined world (in this case 1878
>London), an interesting situation--and a total collapse
>into nonsense at the end, when the author can't seem to
>figure out how to end the story without breaking his own

Thank you, John!

This is so much better put than my messages. That's exactly how I 
felt; the last book collapsed into nonsense and he broke his own 

I wish I hadn't brought up the anti-religious aspect of the books at 
all now. It really was a side issue.

William Ansley

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