Not ready to write my review yet, but wow, there is so much to think about with this book. I'm very excited for the next two. I feel like the story is really incomplete without reading on. Lord Asriel was certainly not the hero I had hoped for with his single-minded, ends justifies the means approach, he is no better than Mrs. Coulter.
OB - let me know when you are ready for The Subtle Knife. I could be ready by the end of next week, but could wait if your plate is too full!