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The Book of Dust Part One - La Belle Sauvage is released tomorrow

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iamdivergent Wed 18-Oct-17 20:14:13

Any other Pullman fans excited?! Waterstones called me at 530 to say it was in, I can't wait to get back into Pullmans universe again.

SallyLockhartsDog Wed 18-Oct-17 20:55:30

Verrrry excited grin

Bought Dark Materials and the Sally Lockhart series on audio CD to recap as I drive my DS to sleep!!

iamdivergent Wed 18-Oct-17 20:58:35

Oooh your name star I might need a new name Pullman related! I just finished rereading them end of last week, still fresh in my mind

SallyLockhartsDog Wed 18-Oct-17 21:02:23

I finished Shadow in the North today and got a horrible lump at the end!

I find I almost dread reading both of these series as I love the characters so much and I know they are all going to go through some awful things before the end blush

QOFE Wed 18-Oct-17 21:04:15

I'm so excited. Got it pre ordered on Audible ready to listen to while I work tomorrow.

iamdivergent Wed 18-Oct-17 21:11:14

QOFE I bet it's amazing in audio book - who is reading it? Mine is hardback smile I loved the series so much, I was 11 when it came out, Lyra was born the same year as me so I felt a real connection iykwim. I read the two little shorts, the main character from TBoD is in Lyra's Oxford, an older version though obviously.

CannotEvenThink Wed 18-Oct-17 21:19:22

I'm so ridiculously excited.
So pleased I'm not working tomorrow!
I remember finishing Amber Spyglass in physics the morning after it was released.

CannotEvenThink Wed 18-Oct-17 21:20:44

Ds1 is excited too but I won't let him read it yet as he's not finished the Amber Spyglass yet. Clearly this has nothing to do with me wanting to go first.

QOFE Wed 18-Oct-17 21:21:16

Michael Sheen apparently? Not sure who that is. Could've sworn the Northern Lights trilogy were read by Pullman himself but maybe I've got that wrong. It's been ages since I listened to them!

iamdivergent Wed 18-Oct-17 21:44:54

He is one of the evil vampires in the Twilight Saga blush

So excited to start reading it tomorrow!

iamdivergent Thu 19-Oct-17 10:55:15

Got it grin

newtlover Thu 19-Oct-17 10:58:04

it will be book at bedtime on R4 next week

iamdivergent Thu 19-Oct-17 11:33:39

What is that Newt?

newtlover Thu 19-Oct-17 18:35:42

the book of dust
not sure if I want to hear it before I read it though

SallyLockhartsDog Thu 19-Oct-17 19:23:24

Will that be the whole book newt or just the first chapter?

CannotEvenThink Thu 19-Oct-17 20:49:15

Part 1 finished.

It is wonderful. I'm eagerly reading but I don't want it to end.

newtlover Thu 19-Oct-17 23:05:28

the whole book I should think

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Fri 20-Oct-17 19:42:10

QOFE, Pullman did read the original trilogy himself.

Fortunately storm Brian is going to provide ample reading time this weekend.

DianaPrincessOfThemyscira Sat 21-Oct-17 17:52:17

I'm 80% through.

There's been one moment that jarred with the previous books, and it's a LOT darker than the other books, but I'm really liking it.

DianaPrincessOfThemyscira Sat 21-Oct-17 20:17:18

I finished it.

I was disappointed.

newtlover Sat 21-Oct-17 22:50:35

just finished it

SallyLockhartsDog Sun 22-Oct-17 10:20:14

What did you think newt (I've not finished)

newtlover Sun 22-Oct-17 18:16:33

well, I finished it in 2 days (helped by the bad weather, it's true)
I will start a new thread for those who have finished it!

iamdivergent Sun 22-Oct-17 18:39:49

I'm nowhere near finished it. It's not pulled me in yet, really hope it eventually does as have waited so long for it

newtlover Sun 22-Oct-17 19:04:34

when you've finished, come here to discuss

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