Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mark Reads ‘The Golden Compass': Chapter 7

In the seventh chapter of The Golden Compass, BRAIN EXPLOSION. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read The Golden Compass.

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Mark Reads ‘The Golden Compass': Chapter 6

In the sixth chapter of The Golden Compass, Lyra and Pantalaimon escape from Mrs. Coulter’s party, finding themselves lost in the confusing streets of London, where ever person seems like a malevolent stranger. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘The Golden Compass': Chapter 5

In the fifth chapter of The Golden Compass, OH MY GOD OH MY GOD WHAT THE HELL. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read The Golden Compass.

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Mark Reads ‘The Golden Compass': Chapter 4

In the fourth chapter of The Golden Compass, Lyra’s meeting with The Master does not go as expected, for both positive and negative reasons. She is then thrust into traveling with a woman who has a very secret double life. … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘The Golden Compass': Chapter 3

In the third chapter of The Golden Compass, Phillip Pullman stretches out the narrative to describe to us the rich and detailed world that Lyra lives in, complete with a much more full background on who she is. In the … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘The Golden Compass': Chapter 2

In the second chapter of The Golden Compass, NOTHING MAKES SENSE AND EVERYTHING HURTS. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read The Golden Compass.

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Mark Reads ‘The Golden Compass': Chapter 1

In the first chapter of The Golden Compass, we are introduced to Lyra and her dæmon, Panatalaimon, some sort of spirit animal that can take different animal forms. The two of them get stuck in a room while exploring Lyra’s … Continue reading

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Mark Re-Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone': Chapter 10

In the tenth chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry learns Quidditch, Ron is an asshole to Hermione (SURPRISE), and there’s a troll in the dungeon. Where Slytherin stay, apparently? WHO KNEW. If you’re intrigued, then it’s time … Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Infinite Jest': pp 60-68

I’m actually enjoying the sensation that once I feel like I know what’s going on, David Foster Wallace laughs from his grave because this book is not really meant to be understood in any way I’m used to. And that … Continue reading

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Mark Re-Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone': Chapter 9

In the ninth chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry learns how truly awful Draco Malfoy is, and he and his friends discover that there’s more to Hogwarts than they previously thought. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark … Continue reading

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