What a crap weekend! I’ve been in bed shivering, sweating and “driving the porcelain bus” for the better part of this weekend. Early Sunday morning it hit me, and i’m glad it’s starting to receed now because i’m supposed to leave for Ottawa tomorrow for the Animation Festival, where I’ll be representing my company and taking lots of meetings.
Anyhow, this morning I was actually able to sit up in bed (rather than laying in the fetal position under the covers shaking) and was finally able to finish off the latest book I’ve been reading, which was the final book in the Children’s series “His Dark Materials”. Awesome stuff.
If you dug Harry Potter, give this one a whirl. It’s toothier, darker, and a great read. It’s also full of anti-christian sentiment (delicious!) because the author, Philip Pullman, wanted to make a kids series that wasn’t based on religion like CS Lewis’s work. Oh, he succeeded alright! In fact, I’m shocked that the religious right isn’t screaming about this series yet – I’m guessing we’ll hear more from them when the movie comes out (New Line is doing it).
Anyhow, if you dig kids books like Harry Potter, this trilogy is abso-fucking-lutely fantastic. Books one and two simply rocket along, and book three wraps up a massive story; it’s a hair off the mark in places, but still absolutely fantastic.