Are you sad? I’m sad. It’s all over. I know how it ends. I know what happens. And granted, while I should be (and am) reading other, arguably more important things, I still don’t feel comfortable with the empty fantasy void that Harry Potter used to fill. Thus, I’ve already turned onto a new series which, conveniently, is being released as a major film later this year (I really like reading a book before the movie comes out because otherwise I can’t get the actors out of my head while reading it…like my Ron looked a helluva lot different than the Rupert Grint, for example).
His Dark Materials is a series that has been recommended to me near since birth because of the incessant insistence of my hometown best friend, who, if I were to rank her obsessions, it would be as follows: 1. Lord of the Rings, 2. Harry Potter, 3. Dragons, 4. Baking cookies, 5. Cigarettes and 6. His Dark Materials. Seeing as I don’t smoke, my choice seems obvious.
His Dark Materials Trilogy – This three-part series includes: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. The Golden Compass, starring Nicole Kidman, will be released in December. From the Amazon review: “In the epic trilogy His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman unlocks the door to worlds parallel to our own. Dæmons and winged creatures live side by side with humans, and a mysterious entity called Dust just might have the power to unite the universes–if it isn’t destroyed first.”
But some other books that I recommend for Post-Harry Rehab:
- The Neverending Story by Michael Ende (film)
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman (film)
- The Chronicles of Narniaby C.S. Lewis (film, among many, and Disney is filming two more)
- Stardust by Neil Gaiman (Movie starring starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and an incredibly creepy looking Claire Danes comes out next month!)
Some others that I’ve not gotten around to reading that I’ve been yelled at about by said friend:
Woo. Soak up the last of summer, guys, because soon it’ll be back to critical theory and chemistry for the lot of ya.
Got a favorite? Let us know!