So I just finished the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman. I have to admit, I wasn’t really impresses with the series as a whole. I thought the first book was pretty good, but the second and third books went downhill fast. I thought the third book just ended. I was expecting more than a chapter for the “final battle”. There was all this build-up to nothing. The whole thing withFather Gomez was a big let down.
As a Christian, I wasn’t bothered by what Pullman wrote. In fact, I was kind of puzzled. I know that it was a fantasy series. I’ve read lots of fantasy books in my life, but these had me scratching my head. Things like Dust, dæmons/souls, , the land of the dead, and angels are not necessary for a fiction book. Several good fiction books don’t have these things. They aren’t even needed for a criticism of Christianity or religion in general. But here they are in this series. I have to wonder why. I might be missing something here though.