‘When’s The Next Instalment?’
We’ve waited for a long time for Philip Pullman to get back to Dust. The last of the His Dark Materials trilogy was published in 2000. Was it worth the wait?
It’s a simpler book than Northern Lights was. I think there’s a lot more scene-setting here than in the first book of the previous trilogy, and as a result there’s less focus on standalone plot.
There’s still the start of a story here, and the adventure here is nicely paced. Even though I hate books that don’t deliver a good standalone story, I can’t wait for the next instalment of this.
P.S. Wouldn’t ‘La Belle Sausage’ be a great name for a French sausage shop? (Yeah, I know ‘sausage’ would be ‘saucisse’ in French. Shush.)
P.P.S. Turns out there already are a bunch of ‘La Belle Sausage’s out there.