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  Pullman or Potter?
Updated 23 January 2002, 18.26
Antony reading The Amber Spy Glass
Antony, 15, from Reading, compares the Amber Spy Glass to the Potter books.

"The Amber Spy Glass by Philip Pullman is the third installment of his Dark Material Trilogy.

'Complex and original'

It's a complex and original story about the events that take place in a number of parallel worlds, including our own.

The book is exciting and does not appeal just to children, unlike Harry Potter.

This is because the Amber Spy Glass is a thoughtful book that concentrates on depth and meaning.

Potter has a faster storyline

Although Harry Potter is more addictive, it lacks the depth present in Pullman's writing.

Harry Potter is so hard to put down because of the fast moving storyline and school situations which allow children to identify with Harry.

Spy Glass is more descriptive

Antony reading The Amber Spy Glass
Phillip Pullman
The Amber Spy Glass is more philosophical and more descriptive.

It is also more realistically written because it's more descriptive and concentrates less on action.

It describes the settings and the complex characters, making the story more convincing.

I think the Amber Spy Glass is as enjoyable for adults as it is for children and it is more original than Harry Potter. "

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