Not much time for reading of late for various reasons but I have at last read the third and final part of 'His Dark Materials'
and it is splendid. I did wonder if the excellent writing, thought-provoking ideas and pace of the first two books would
be sustained - they are not - they have been surpassed. The book moves and an exhilating speed with firm adherence
to what has gone before, drawing together several interrupted strands and allowing for Lyra and Will to resolve many
unfinished items. Pullman does not succumb to the romantic way of finishing the story but leaves bit realistically open
though complete. Definitely to be read again someday.