Ciervo Blanco Book Club organizes in Madrid a book discussion in English about the novel ‘The Golden Compass’ by Philip Pullman
This is a free book discussion in English. The only requirement is to have read the book!
Come read (or re-read) and discuss the first book of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy before it’s made into a miniseries by the BBC! Although, The Golden Compass is a young adult book, it touches upon adult themes and questions that affect our world, and should lead to an interesting discussion. Hope you can join us! The discussion will start a few minutes after 18:00, the flow of conversation is much easier if we try to arrive on time:) Thank you!
Questions, doubts, lost? Feel free to message me or call/wsp: + 34 66 88 533 20
Read on for a brief intro to the book, if desired:
The Golden Compass (also known by the original title Northern Lights) is the story of memorable, literary character Lyra Belacqua. Lyra has grown up an orphan in her world’s version of Oxford, England. Her life is carefree, fun and predictable until rumors of children disappearing from the streets of Oxford start surfacing and Lyra is sent to live with the charming Mrs. Coulter. From there Lyra starts to discover a world she may not be ready for of Dust, knowledge, the GOB, the authority, betrayal and… okay, that’s enough, no more spoilers, just read the book!
PHILIP PULLMAN is one of the most acclaimed writers working today. He is best known for the His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass), which has been named one of the top 100 novels of all time by Newsweek and one of the all-time greatest novels by Entertainment Weekly. He has also won many distinguished prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for The Golden Compass (and the reader-voted “Carnegie of Carnegies” for the best children’s book of the past seventy years); the Whitbread (now Costa) Award for The Amber Spyglass; a Booker Prize long-list nomination (The Amber Spyglass); Parents’ Choice Gold Awards (The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass); and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, in honor of his body of work. In 2004, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Book Discussion: ‘The Golden Compass’ by Philip Pullman
When: Sunday 29th September 2019 at 18:00 (6pm Madrid local time)
Where: Residencia de Estudiantes – Pinar, 21, Madrid
Language: English (we’ll debate in English)
Organizer: Mo Lukas
Contact: +34 668853320
Mandatory: Read the book
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