Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The Firework-Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman is a fantasy story by the author of The Golden Compass. His works have been the center of much controversy and The Golden Compass was said to have an anti-Christian theme. The author, himself an atheist, says he doesn't want to take away a reader's thoughts by talking about his book's meaning. He'd rather the reader look for their own ideas about the story. Regardless, The Firework-Maker's Daughter is a delightful fantasy read with beautiful illustrations by S. Saelig Gallagher. Unless, it's a book club read, I tend not to delve too deeply into what the author is trying to say, and instead enjoy the story.