"One of the worst books I think I have read. Cliched, strange... Adult triplets (one brother and two sisters) that actually still physically fought each other until there would be blood shed. That's just one example."
"I love this book and the trilogy. When I initially read these books years ago I was not even aware of any controversy. I didn't read anything into them and I enjoyed my second reading as well. I appreciated the magical world Pullman created with daemons and talking polar bears. I love fantasy. (Doreen's)"
"GREAT! A story about an old man feeling oppressed in a nursing home who remembers his more lively days on a circus train in the 1930s when a circus arrives in town and all of the nursing home clients plan to attend. (Mine)"