The Collectors (His Dark Materials #0.6) by Phillip Pullman

The Collectors


Publisher: Yearling
Released: December 17th 2014
Received: Own
Rating: 3 kitty rating


Quick note: There is an audiobook version of this narrated by Bill Nighy. I wasn’t aware of this until recently, but it’s utterly worth a listen!


The Collectors is an exceptionally short story, being only twenty-four pages long. So it’s fun for a quick read. I’ll admit that I missed its publication until recently. I’m reading it along with all the other short stories in order to prepare for the Book of Dust (which I seriously can’t wait for!).

The Collectors is a prequel to the events that occur in the His Dark Materials trilogy (soon I can’t even call it that!) and predates it by several years. This short story has a more mature audience in mind (as in, not just a child’s book – the other two shorts feel more like children’s books than I remember the series being) and has a very creepy tone to it.

Maybe it’s the art history lover in me, but I actually really enjoyed this story. I wish there had been more time to dig my teeth into it, but if we’re being honest and good short story will do that to you.


About Liz

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try and artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. The facts: My favorite color is constantly changing, so don’t worry about trying to keep up with that! I’m in my 20’s, married, and looking to find the perfect job for me (ideally something that can involve my creativity or my love of animals). I have 6 cats (If we’re being technical, I have 2 cats and my parents have 4), a bearded dragon, a parakeet, and two betas. I adore all of them, and they frequently are my photography models. My blog will primarily be consisting of my 365 (366) photography project, updated daily (hopefully). I’m also working on a 52 weeks project, where I try a new type of photography style or technique each week. That will be updated as the photos are processed.
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