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Re: His Dark Materials. (Spoilers be here.)
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2008, 07:16:27 pm »
Greatest trilogy... ever? I'm inclined to disagree.

By no means is it a bad triad (which is rather painful to say), but it seems to ride upon the ideas it's trying to convey rather than the story. That's... somewhat crippling, when the storytelling supports the ideas in question. So to speak- Pullman isn't a bad author. Simply not the greatest storyteller- if he had conveyed his thesis in a treatise, I would've undoubtedly enjoyed it more. As a story, it doesn't evoke thought- it simply reminds us "yeah yeah question transcendence". There is no "why" and there is no "how". Just "do it kids".

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Sorry but I cannot trust any of your posts, simply because everything I've read from you so far is saying that "this or that sucks", is there something you actually liked? o_O
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Re: His Dark Materials. (Spoilers be here.)
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2008, 09:55:16 pm »
Greatest trilogy... ever? I'm inclined to disagree.

By no means is it a bad triad (which is rather painful to say), but it seems to ride upon the ideas it's trying to convey rather than the story. That's... somewhat crippling, when the storytelling supports the ideas in question. So to speak- Pullman isn't a bad author. Simply not the greatest storyteller- if he had conveyed his thesis in a treatise, I would've undoubtedly enjoyed it more. As a story, it doesn't evoke thought- it simply reminds us "yeah yeah question transcendence". There is no "why" and there is no "how". Just "do it kids".

But I'm a bitter, bitter doctor.


Sorry but I cannot trust any of your posts, simply because everything I've read from you so far is saying that "this or that sucks", is there something you actually liked? o_O

Well gee, pardon me for having an opinion.

Anyways. Yeah. Book-wise. Rings Trilogy, Wheel of Time, Sword of Truth (until the end...), Fire and Ice, yeah.
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Re: His Dark Materials. (Spoilers be here.)
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2008, 12:18:06 am »
Greatest trilogy... ever? I'm inclined to disagree.

By no means is it a bad triad (which is rather painful to say), but it seems to ride upon the ideas it's trying to convey rather than the story. That's... somewhat crippling, when the storytelling supports the ideas in question. So to speak- Pullman isn't a bad author. Simply not the greatest storyteller- if he had conveyed his thesis in a treatise, I would've undoubtedly enjoyed it more. As a story, it doesn't evoke thought- it simply reminds us "yeah yeah question transcendence". There is no "why" and there is no "how". Just "do it kids".

But I'm a bitter, bitter doctor.


Sorry but I cannot trust any of your posts, simply because everything I've read from you so far is saying that "this or that sucks", is there something you actually liked? o_O

Well gee, pardon me for having an opinion.

Anyways. Yeah. Book-wise. Rings Trilogy, Wheel of Time, Sword of Truth (until the end...), Fire and Ice, yeah.

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