Revisiting this old friend. Bought this when I was 12 and read the whole trilogy many times over as an adolescent. I bought myself the Book of Dust last weekend and decided I needed to revisit this first.
The science in here was great, and I‘d love to be able to recommend it without reservation. Unfortunately, the author was an insufferable dudebro who inserted weird ableist and judgy asides about the various people he encountered while researching the book.