Review: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Northern Lights (His Dark Materials, #1)Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

“That’s the beauty of the old,” said the Librarian. “to be anxious on behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.”

Northern Lights is a great book that got off to a slow start. While teasing you with fantastic titbits and morsels, it bored me by focusing on an unruly little girl with no goals or direction at all. Once the story kicked off, and Lyra became a girl with a plan – something important to do – then it got interesting.

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So retail sucks.

There’s a strange psychological phenomenon which causes people to leave their brains at the door when they enter the store. It’s like the act of entering a store and taking on the role of a customer halves your IQ. Customers are dumb, is what I’m trying to say. People are great, but Customers are awful. I’ve seen it happen time and time again. Extremely smart people become mumbling fools when they enter a store. It’s very odd. Read more “#RulesForCustomers”