The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman

The Secret Commonwealth

The Book of Dust #2

Philip Pullman

687 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction fantasy young adult adventurous dark fast-paced
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It's a stunning achievement, this universe Pullman has created and continues to build on. --The New York TimesReturn to the parallel world of His Dark Materials in the second volume of Philip Pullman's new bestselling masterwork The Book of Dust, ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 8,267 reviews

Moods

adventurous 92%
mysterious 68%
dark 57%
tense 40%
emotional 39%
challenging 24%
reflective 20%
sad 19%
hopeful 6%
inspiring 4%
funny 1%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 30%
fast 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 59% | Plot: 21% | Character: 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 13%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 52% | No: 30% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 7%

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3.87

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