Book First? Movie First? Or Does It Really Matter?

I’m really curious to know where people stand on this!

I am primarily a book-before-the-movie person. For me, it’s about experiencing the story in its original format – I want to embrace it the way the author imagined it, not the way the director interpreted it. I do love to see the adaptations afterwards but I prefer my first encounter to be with the words on the page.

When comparing the two versions, I find Continue reading

‘His Dark Materials’ by Philip Pullman

His Dark Materials, comprising the three books Northern Lights (also known as The Golden Compass), The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, is a trilogy which I have read many times over since I was a young teenager. It is a story about parallel universes and follows twelve-year-olds Lyra and Will who come from two similar-but-different Englands and find themselves caught up in a war which will affect all of the worlds.

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

There is no limit to Philip Pullman’s imagination and the books are populated with fantastic creations such as Continue reading