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So I just finished reading "The Subtle Knife" for the third time.

The first time I read it, I would have been 10 or 11 years, old, I didn't really understand the book. Now that I've matured (I'm 14 now) I can appreciate the writer's skill and technique in writing.

I recommend the entire "His Dark Materials" series by Philip Pullman.
    
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So I just finished reading "The Subtle Knife" for the third time.

The first time I read it, I would have been 10 or 11 years, old, I didn't really understand the book. Now that I've matured (I'm 14 now) I can appreciate the writer's skill and technique in writing.

I recommend the entire "His Dark Materials" series by Philip Pullman.
^ this, definitely an amazing series

and forge is definitely a bit of a slog, but it is so worth it
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Phillip Pullman is The Golden Compass, right? Yeah, I read those... I don't remember loving them past the first book though. Maybe I need to do a re-read.
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they get a little complex after compass,but by that point i was utterly smitten with lyra, and had committed myself to following her journey to its conclusion
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The parts regarding the Subtle Knife itself and its ability to "part" reality moved a little fast for me, if I recall. Like I said though, it's probably worth a re-read. After I finish Forge and Cryptonomicon.

Cryptonomicon is my next scheduled read. It is Neil Stephensen and it is actually the book before Quicksilver. Stupid me for reading them out of order.
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they get a little complex after compass,but by that point i was utterly smitten with lyra, and had committed myself to following her journey to its conclusion
You were smitten with a 12 year old?
    
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i read them when i was 12 jerk pants
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i read them when i was 12 jerk pants
They are excellent books, however.

Another good series are the Bourne books by Robert Ludlum, I read some of them recently and was shocked at how much better they are than the films.
    
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About to order Star Wars Darth Bane #3: Dynasty of Evil when its released here in a few days. Read the first two earlier this year. I'm a SW nerd and read nothing but. The Darth Bane series is the best SW novels I've ever read and I've read 20+ thus far.

Author: Drew Karpyshyn
    
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About to order Star Wars Darth Bane #3: Dynasty of Evil when its released here in a few days. Read the first two earlier this year. I'm a SW nerd and read nothing but. The Darth Bane series is the best SW novels I've ever read and I've read 20+ thus far.

Author: Drew Karpyshyn
Welcome to the Club!

I read the first 9, the Jedi stuff with Luke, Leia, and Han. Then I got bored, though. I might have to check out the Bane stuff, though, thanks for the recommendation.
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