His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

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The story involves fantasy elements such as witches and armoured polar bears, and alludes to a broad range of ideas from fields such as physics, philosophy, theology and spirituality. It follows the coming-of-age of two children, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, as they wander through a series of parallel universes against a backdrop of epic events.

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The 421st greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 34th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  2. - 40th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)
  3. - 44th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  4. - 79th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)
  5. - 110 Best Books: The Perfect Library (The Telegraph)
  6. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)

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