book love: erika

a few months ago, i started doing a project where i take photos of people and their favourite books.

this is erika, a youth librarian who reviews ya books on her blog, YA OR GTFO !  she chose the collected ‘his dark materials’ trilogy: books so beautiful they make my heart ache.

she says:

“I love Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials more than any other book I have ever read. It is one of the most wholly original and fascinating fantasy worlds I have ever encountered (external souls in the form of shape shifting animal familiars! armored bear father figures! angels made of pure consciousness! millions of worlds existing in the same space, only separated by a veil that can be cut by a magical knife!), but for all its fantasy the resonance of this story lies firmly in its exploration of the nature of our existence as human beings. Pullman marries heavy philosophical concepts with one of the best fantasy adventures stories ever written. It is, quite simply, the best.”

 

 

(as an aside: if you are in vancouver and want to be part of this project, drop me a line!)

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2 thoughts on “book love: erika

  1. eee, these are really so great, arinn.
    this is probably the book i’d choose. just because it was so formative for me when i was 12-13. though i think it would be too difficult now. i’d be torn between so much poetry or something relevant to my dissertation 😉

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