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This review is from: His Dark Materials Omnibus (The Golden Compass; The Subtle Knife; The Amber Spyglass) (Paperback)
There are enough (I dare say much more than enough) reviews out there that pertain to the actual contents of the book, whether it be good or bad, so I shall not express how awesome I think the trilogy is. I, instead, want to comment on the various editions of the book/trilogy available out there. I personally bought the Dark Materials Omnibus, which is absolutely gorgeous, and has very sturdy binding. The cover has a nice texture to it, and is much lighter than one would expect for its size (it is quite large). However, I have seen other versions of the trilogy, and I found that the paperback versions, printed by Knopf, are also wonderful and pleasing to the eye, which are printed with heftier paper than the Omnibus. The "standard" versions (the ones that cost 7.50 or so) are also great, though not as pretty as the other ones; they are, however, lightweight and tightly bound (I got those for my brother, who enjoyed the series). However, if you are in search of a copy to give as a gift, then I suggest the Omnibus or paperback versions, simply because of its aesthetic value.
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Initial post: Jan 10, 2009 6:17:10 PM PST
David B. Thompson says:
I also have the Knopf paperbacks and think they are wonderful. I'm currently working my way through "The Subtle Knife" (what a great bit of language) and am enjoying the story so much. I had to add my voice to your comment on these paperbacks. I generally prefer hardbacks for "keepers," but these are very good and I'm pleased to have them on my shelf.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009 5:12:04 AM PDT
Sheila Galvez says:
This is the type of review I'm looking for most of the time, the quality of the actual physical book (since I already have an idea of the contents). Thank you very much! :)
Posted on May 13, 2011 7:14:48 AM PDT
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