His Dark Materials

Mayaserana jenny.preston at virgin.net
Sun Jan 21 08:06:06 EST 2001

>Alexandra wrote:
> But The Golden Compass is decidedly on my list of
>> books whose sheer vivid inventiveness and narrative gusto just blew me
>> away.
>What's "The Golden Compass"? Is it an alternative N. American title for
>Northern Lights, or a hitherto undiscovered delight?

I think it's the N.American version - the golden compass being the
alethiometer.  Kind of makes the titles fit together better, with the
important things being the titles, though I think the Northern Lights are
pretty important as well...

Mayaserana / Jenny
"I am not mortal, I need no sweater"

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