Der Goldene Kompass
ÜberLyra geht auf ein College in Oxford und bekommt eines Tages Besuch von ihrem Onkel Asriel. der dort für eine Expedition in den hohen Norden werben will. Er zeigt den Wissenschaftlern unglaubliche Bilder von dem, was er dort zu finden glaubt: eine ganz andere, fantastische Welt.Kurz nach seiner Abreise geschehen merkwürdige Dinge: Ein Kind nach dem anderen verschwindet. Ob das mit der Expedition zu tun hat? Als es auch Lyras besten Freund trifft, mach sie sich selbst auf in den Norden und findet tatsächlich die Brücke zwischen den Welten. Mutig wagt sie den ersten Schritt.......
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OK prose, but terrible plotting and characters. So many of the ostensibly critical characters (in the world) are either deus ex machina for some specific threat the characters are facing, or blatant ego-stroking for the completely self centered mains. The story is written in third person, but from such a skewed perspective and rationale that it sometimes seems it's a mythical tale told after the fact by the mains about themselves. Besides this, some of the morality is just bizarre and inconsistent. The Church is self-evidently evil because they're subtly censoring scientific institutions (which is only demonstrated once in the whole series) and they sponsor a creepy, child-exploiting antagonist. Fair enough. But the main character sees the distant messiah (her father) kill her best friend for a remarkably similar "scientific" purpose, then he time travels and starts amassing a secret army, and she STILL sees him as a hero. WTF is going on in this story? The whole thing is riddled with motivated reasoning. "We're good, so the insane things we're doing are good." A truly disturbing book if the heroes were not written ironically. Every major event and decision screams #raisedbynarcissists.
A very creative and funny adventure in an alternate universe with a lovely character named Lyra. The author successfully creates a fantasy in a universe where reality is very distinct from ours. The tone of mistery is balanced with action and intrigue and very amazing characters and their "deamons". This book has the correct pace to display the events in the storyline, not being too fast, not too slow! A real accomplishment!
A very creative and funny adventure in an alternate universe with a lovely character named Lyra.
One of the best young adult fantasy series I've read. Even though it's aimed at kids, I think adults can get something out of it too.