Philip Pullman, Master Storyteller is a major study of Pullman's writing. Claire Squires, one of Pullman's most acclaimed critics, assesses the trilogy's thematic treatment of politics and science, as well as the religious controversy caused by its publication. She considers in depth Pullman's development of storytelling both as a theme and as a form of morality in the trilogy, and examines His Dark Materials' intertextuality and the ways in which it plays with genre. A lengthy biographical section develops links between Pullman the man and his writing.
The book also discusses Pullman's other books, including his two early adult novels, and the various audio, stage and film adaptations of the trilogy. In addition, it offers a survey of the reception of His Dark Materials in the media, and a comprehensive bibliography and further resources section.
Philip Pullman, Master Storyteller is an authoritative and beautifully written study that will enable fans, students and scholars alike of His Dark Materials to engage in the debate surrounding Pullman's masterwork....Continua