Review Novel The Amber Spyglass

Selasa, 11 Oktober 2011

The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials #3)

by Philip Pullman

The Amber Spyglass brings the intrigue of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife to a heart-stopping end, marking the final volume of His Dark Materials as the most powerful of the trilogy.

Along with the return of
Lyra, Will, Mrs. Coulter, Lord Asriel, Dr. Mary Malone, and Iorek Byrnison the armored bear, come a host of new characters: the Mulefa, mysterious wheeled creatures with the power to see Dust; Gallivespian Lord Roke, a hand-high spymaster to Lord Asriel; and Metatron, a fierce and mighty angel. So, too, come startling revelations: the painful price Lyra must pay to walk through the land of the dead, the haunting power of Dr. Malone's amber spyglass, and the names of who will live--and who will die--for love. And all the while, war rages with the Kingdom of Heaven, a brutal battle that--in its shocking outcome--will uncover the secret of Dust. Philip Pullman deftly brings the cliff-hangers and mysteries of His Dark Materials to an earthshattering conclusion--and confirms his fantasy trilogy as an undoubted and enduring classic.

Saya: Akhirnya menyelesai buku ke-3 Golden Compas ini.

**Will dan Lyra terpisah untuk waktu yang tidak mereka ketahui lamanya. Tapi mereka harus melakukan itu agar mereka bisa membangun
REPUBLIK SURGA di alam semesta mereka masing-masing. Keputusan yang sulit mengingat mereka baru mengenal cinta dan saling membutuhkan.

***Tapi mereka tahu, cinta dan kerinduan mereka bahkan dapat menyeberangi miliaran semesta di luar sana, untuk menemui seorang kekasih hati.

An: sewaktu kita masih hidup, mereka bilang jika kita meninggal, kita akan ke surga... itulah yang menyebabkan beberapa dari kita memberikan nyawa dan yang lain na menghabiskan bertahun-tahun berdoa sendirian, sementara seluruh suka cita kehidupan kita disia-siakan dan kita tidak pernah tau (hlm.382)

membaca buku terakhir dari trilogi his dark material ini seakan mengingatkan kita masih ada terang di balik na. penutup yang bagus. mengembalikan suatu kesadaran untuk bertanya bagi mereka yang sudah terlalu sibuk dengan rutinitas na di dunia ini. kembali lagi pertanyaan fundamental. siapa aku/ kalau aku ada di sunia ini, apakah aa kehidupan atau dunia lain di ntah mana?


seperti itulah. dari buku pertama kita dikenalkan pada satu dunia yang berasa dunia kita di masa lalu. ternyata salah besar. dunia imajinasi penulis ini menggambarkan dunia yang bertangkupan dengan dunia 'kita'. dunia kita yang lain ada di lapis yang lain dan dunia-dunia kita yang lain na lagi ntah ada di lapis yang mana. saat semua dunia itu digambarkan, maka akan ada pertanyaan tentang dunia tuhan yang di sini disebut sebagai otoritas. mengacu pada ripiu kisan lain, di sini rhe akan menyebut na sebagai 'an'

'an' yang diaku gereja sebagai suatu otoritas sang pencipta. namun dari orang yang penasaran bertanya-tanya, jika dia sang pencipta, mencipta segala na, lalu siapa yang menciptakan 'an'? apakah 'an' bisa muncul dari ketiadaan, 'an' muncul sendirian? seberapa kekuatan 'an' sampai gereja melindungi na dengan segala otoritas na. ini karena 'an' yang sangat kuat, atau justru 'an' yang lemah sehingga perlu dilindungi oleh doktrin gereja yang ga mau kalah dan disalahkan. harus.

ketidakpuasan terhadap gereja dan ajaran serta doktrin na, diiringi perkembangan ilmu fisika alam membuat arah pergerakan orientasi manusia dari 'an' menjadi otak, alam dan kepastian.

saat keheningan jiwa dan kemampuan roh digeser oleh olah pikir otak, maka debu-debu perlahan menghilang. lalu deamon.... apakah itu seperti aura yang berbeda untuk setiap orang, yang di sini menjelma menjadi hewan?

dan kehidupan setelah kematian, pintu lain yang terbuka ke suatu dunia, di mana hidup mulefa-mulefa. bagai analog kehidupan surga, dimana pendudukan na tidak berprasangka buruk. dan siap menampung siapa aja, yang berkunjung ke sana.

jadi... setelah kematian... siap-siaplah bertemu dengan mulefa. dan sampaikan sala untuk 'an' yang ntah ada di dunia bagian mana.

-47-

Dahlia: Tak bisa mnolak pesonanya...
D sini tuhan mulai angkat bicara...
Akh, Tuhan tak pernah bilang kalo dia pernah terlibat pertempuran antara malaikat, penyihir, manusia, daemon daaaaaan...Iorek Byrnison!!!
Hmmm...tuhan juga punya saingan...Lord Asriel
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Selesaaaai...
Ya ampun, rasanya gak bisa terima ujungnya bgituh, tapi apa daya harus terima dengan iklas saja *jelas gondok bo!*
Paling suka pas pasangan aneh (emak ma bapak Lyra) akhirnya bisa mengorbankan apapun demi cinta ma sang anak! Wuiiiih...
*menghapus air mata haru*

Corie: If you haven’t read the ENTIRE three books, please don’t read any further. I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you because the ending is so endearing and…..lasting, that I would HATE to take it away from you.

I absolutely fell in love with Lyra. Didn’t you? She was the sister I wish I would have had growing up. She was myself as I played with all of my brothers in the mudfields, she was the daughter I’m sure every woman would yearn to have. In my opinion, Philip Pullman was brilliant in his creation of this little girl. Her flaws were her strength just as much as her strengths were her salvation. And when you take her inquisitive innocence and throw in Will’s brave maturity…..together, the two of them are almost too much to bear. I was heady with adoration for the two of them combined. I’m sure some would say they were too perfect together, too sappy, too trite. But my cynicism runs deep and my heart was still touched. Maybe it’s because I’m a girl or because my heart still remembers the depth of that first love. The absoluteness of it. My heart remembers “Going to China”, (haa haa) and it longs to visit again.

Will was the boy every girl wants to fall in love with. Loyal, strong, clever, honest, sweet and faithful. I hated him for agreeing to close every single window except one, but loved him for his dedication to do what’s “right”. I wanted to shake him and tell him that when he gets older he will realize that one more window wouldn’t have mattered – that what he was at Lyra’s side was worth one silly little window in the fabric of the worlds. But of course, he wouldn’t listen to me, because he is young and doesn’t know how rare True Love is. So I sighed (and cried) and watched them (felt them!) split forever. And I agonized over whether they would ever figure out how to Astral Project into eachother's lives. And if the one would wait for the other when they died, so that they could walk out the window they created hand in hand. I could literally picture them sitting there on that bench for an hour each year, aching for eachother once again. Sigh....

I liked how Mrs. Coulter was deep enough to be both intrinsically evil and love Lyra with a blindly, maternal love in the end. I liked how the Master at Jordon and John Faa were father figures in their own ways. I liked little Roger’s complete faith and how Iorek’s devotion was tempered with a knowledge that was higher than either of the children’s.

I did find Mary Malone unbearably boring and found myself wishing away any chapter having to deal with her and her mulefa. Get back to the real story of Lyra and Will! I could have done without her entire story line.

And of course there was Pantalaimon. How much do we all wish we had a dæmon that we could see, touch, talk to, rely on? How much fun would it be to have a morphing little partner in everything we do? Ahhh, was a fun concept to explore and probably the very secret to HDM’s success. Pullman’s descriptions of the different dæmon’s throughout each book were descriptive, imaginative and comical.

All in all, an excellent book. I wish I would have read it slower so that I could have enjoyed Lyra and Will's company a little longer.