Discussion: Chapters 18-23 of The Golden Compass #HDMreadalong
The His Dark Materials Readalong is hosted by Andrea at The Overstuffed Bookcase and Jessie at The Daily Bookmark. We’ll have discussion questions, reviews, and a giveaway! Go here for more information, or here for the list of all the HDM Readalong posts.
Hi, everyone! Welcome to the discussion of Chapters 18-23 (Part Three: Svalbard) of The Golden Compass. Just a few notes before we begin:
- This is a discussion for The Golden Compass ONLY, focusing on Chapters 18-23 (Part Three). If you haven’t read all of The Golden Compass, please be warned, as there will be spoilers. If you have read the other books in the series, please do not leave any spoilers, as many of our participants haven’t read past the first book.
- You can simply answer these questions in the comments below, or you can write your responses on your own blog. If you choose the second option, you can use that post as an entry in our giveaway. Go here for more information about the giveaway.
2. I found myself throwing the book down and saying, “Nooooooooo!” when I read the part near the end where you find out that Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter were kind of working together on things all along. I knew Mrs. Coulter was bad from the beginning, and I suspected that Lord Asriel wasn’t as good-hearted as Lyra thought him to be, but I really didn’t see that whole thing coming that they were in cahoots. Which is kind of surprising, because they were obviously on the same side at one point long ago because they fell in love and had Lyra… So it seems like I should have seen that coming, but I didn’t.
3. I haven’t read The Subtle Knife yet, but I’ve seen a hint of what is to come so I won’t answer the first part of this question. And to answer the second part, my mind immediately jumps to an underwater futuristic city, like an Atlantis in the 30th century or something. But then again I’d like to see all kinds of different worlds, which I think may explain my love for the show Doctor Who. We get to go all over time and space and dimensions with that show!
So there are my answers for this discussion. Feel free to leave your answers in the comments, or if you write your answers on your own blog, leave me the link in the comments and I’ll add your post to our master list! And be sure to stop by The Daily Bookmark next Friday for Jessie’s discussion of Chapters 1-7 of The Subtle Knife!