A Book A Day #27 – I Want To Be One Of The Characters

His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman


As a child I wanted to enter most of the books I read.  I satisfied myself by drawing lots of maps and then staging a lot of the action with my toys.  I won’t say how old I was when I stopped doing that because it’s rather embarrassing.  As an adult, I still find myself slipping into a daydream about books that I have felt strongly about (and The Archers, that also occupies a lot of my daydream time).  However, while The Time Traveler’s Wife is a strong contender here, I think the prize has to go to His Dark Materials.  I think Lyra is amazing – part savage, part seer, she is a courageous crusader for justice.  I think though that the main reason for choosing this one though is that from the very beginning I was fascinated by the concept of the external construct of the soul.  I do occasionally (frequently) muse on what daemons might best fit people who I meet.  It would make it a lot easier to get a read on a person’s character.

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2 thoughts on “A Book A Day #27 – I Want To Be One Of The Characters

  1. There are so many books I'd like to be part of that I couldn't even begin to answer this question. However, you made a great choice — I would love to be Lyra so I could meet the OTHER fantastic characters in HDM: Iorek, the Gyptians, Serafina Pekkala, and so many more. Not to mention having a daemon!

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