The second installment (“The Subtle Knife”) of the His Dark Materials radio show has been posted. I listened to it at work today and I liked it a lot better than the first one. My only complaint was that the guy that plays Stanislaus Grumman (aka John Parry) sounds a lot like Terence Stamp, so for a while I thought they were doing some weird double-casting thing and I kept trying to figure out what the point was. (It would definitely make the end of the next book even weirder, if you know what I mean.) But it’s not him; it’s just a guy that at times sounds a lot like him. Anyhoo, it’s pretty good. I can’t wait for the next one. Bring on the gay angels, I say!

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