A story about this — 8 years ago
Philip Pullman is an exceptional writer, with all the little writerly bits you’d expect from an exceptional writer. This tidbit (a short story) should be read after the His Dark Materials trilogy, and I feel the story is incomplete. It needs what came before it, and still needs what will come after. It’s more like the opening chapter to a novel than a complete story. But I’ll take whatever I can get from Pullman.