Book Review: Lyra’s Oxford by Philip Pullman

Hey all,

So, I am in love with this short little story. I wasn’t aware of it when I read the His Dark Materials series the first time, back when I was in high school. I found it a few years ago and still hadn’t had the time to find it and read it. It’s not very long at all, a short novel of maybe 120 pages. It comes with a map of Jordan College and the other places she goes over the course of the series. I decided that I would buy the books in a collection and came across a really great hard back book deal with Lyra’s Oxford included on Amazon and bought it straight away. I took the paper covers off as to not damage them but the hard binding is beautiful. They both come with a deep red tint with a small gold band. It’s pretty and how I always want my collections to look.

 

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The story is set after the series takes place but seemingly in a different atmosphere. The author had stated the little novel is supposed to be taken as a stand-alone. You aren’t supposed to read it as if expected it was an exact sequel to the series but more as an installment of her life. I love it! I love the idea of a sequel that’s not a sequel. The Lyra and Pan we know and love are still them, no big change that makes you think “How in the worlds did we get here from there?”. I loved it, I highly recommend buying and reading it! It’s not that expensive at all.

Happy Readance!

Jade

Book Reviews Coming Soon

Hey!

I have read a few books but the last two that I finished that I will be doing reviews on within the next few days are below! I am also rereading the entire His Dark Materials collection by Philip Pullman, I read it when I was in highschool and can’t wait to start it again. It will most likely take a while as there are three larger books, I might break them up and do a review for each novel.

Lynsay Sands: About A Vampire and Lyra’s Oxford by Philip Pullman

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I look forward to writing these reviews and I hope you enjoy them!

Jade