Northern Lights – Philip Pullman

I took Cait at her word and bought this to tide me over the festive season ‘en famille’ …

Any complaints? Well, yes. I didn’t by the complete trilogy, and this first volume only lasted me from Christmas Eve through to the end of the Queen’s Speech.

The similarities between the world we live in and that of Lyra and the Gyptians are many, but it’s the differences which lure you in, keep you hooked, then leave you thinking “what if…?” about a million and one facets of 20th/21st century life; from society and politics to evolution and morality.

I’m off to buy vols 2 and 3 tomorrow – Hereford Waterstone’s permitting.