Monday, December 3, 2007

AND ARMORED POLAR BEARS, TO BOOT: Having not read any of the His Dark Materials trilogy, I can't say whether the uproar that the movie and books are necessarily anti-religious (and particularly anti-Catholic) has any real teeth. (Though the fact that the Archbishop of Canterbury has praised the books indicates to me that there may be a bit of an overreaction going on here.) The argument that they have valuable things to say about fundamentalism and the dangers of believing anything without questioning strikes me as having enormous appeal, and the trailers for the movie look gorgeous. So, ThingThrowers, anything we should know before heading out to the movies, and are the books worth reading?

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