Philip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy in paperback boxset £4.99 from The Works
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Philip Pullman's Dark Materials trilogy in paperback boxset £4.99 from The Works

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Found 26th Feb 2013
I've been wanting to read these for a while, so when I saw a boxset at £4.99 (reduced from £9.99 in the sale, which is still quite a good price!) in the Bristol Broadmead branch of The Works, I scooped it up.

I admit I didn't see any others, but I didn't look too hard as they were closing. Might be national.

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Loved reading this trilogy!

Personally I feel that this is one of those trilogies that is overrated, though that is perhaps not surprising seen as the books gained more publicity for religious controversy than they did for the quality of the writing and plot. They are not awful by any means, but for me the quality of the series is not in line with its reputation. That said, plenty of people do like this trilogy and plenty of people will want to read it, and this an excellent price in that regard. It is likely to be nationwide providing there is sufficient stock in individual stores.

Outstanding books, highly recommended.

Have to say that I felt this trilogy was every bit as good as its reputation. The religious controversy aspect is certainly there, but only in so much as it provides a source of discussion on the matter - there are no ideologies rammed down your throat and isn't the reason to read the books. I found them gripping from start to finish, and importantly the ending was appropriate, apt and satisfying.

Good price for the three books.

A great trilogy of books at a great price! Heat added.

Absolutely love this trilogy, go grab it. And ignore the film that came out of the first book :P

Can't agree with Jamie about it being over-rated, but everyone has their own personal likes and dislikes

I enjoyed reading these, imaginative and sweet. A fiver for all three is an utter bargain. Recommended.

A very good deal. Must be 10 years since I read them but both me and my daughter enjoyed them all. 'The Subtle Knife' was my personal favourite of the trilogy.

Edited by: "Robbo11" 28th Feb 2013

deanpullen

Can't agree with Jamie about it being over-rated, but everyone has their … Can't agree with Jamie about it being over-rated, but everyone has their own personal likes and dislikes

Indeed. I know I hold a minority view here, but life would be rather dull if we all agreed on everything. To be fair I don't think it's a bad trilogy; I just think it's overrated. Certainly worth reading for those who haven't done so already.

Totally agree
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