Friday, December 7, 2007
Well, since the movie comes out today, I thought that this would be the perfect book to discuss today. I read the Golden Compass last week when a friend finally lent it to me, mainly because I wanted to see the movie. But I will only see a movie after I've read the book--that's my rule.
It wasn't until I was a few chapter into it that I heard of all the controversy around the book. A couple chapters later, I started to receive comments on the fact that I was reading it, and I am a Christian. I was shocked. First of all, there is hardly anything in The Golden Compass that is atheistic. And second of all, no one has the right to judge me because of what I read.
I also find it ironic that these books have been out for about 12 years, and no one's put up much of a fuss before now. I think ti's just getting hype because of the fact that the movie is coming out.
So what do you guys think? Have you read the books? If so, what are your thoughts about the controversy over them? I've read only up til about the third chapter in The Subtle Knife, but my opinion on them--they are just fantasy. Very, very good fantasy.