The Book of Dust is a prequel to Pullman’s Golden Compass trilogy. I really enjoyed that series but just couldn’t get into this book. Maybe it’s me or maybe it’s Pullman, but there just wasn’t enough action and the struggle between free speech and totalitarianism felt hollow.

It’s a bummer as I was looking forward to this book and like Pullman as a writer, but seems I need to stick to his adult, rather than YA, content going forward.