Post by raspberrybullets on Aug 21, 2014 9:35:23 GMT
Those of you who find Lyra annoying, I was just wondering what about her annoys you? I really like how she doesn't put up with bullshit and expects people to earn her trust plus I love her lies!
The sight filled the northern sky; the imensity of it was scarcely conceivable. As if from Heaven itself, great curtains of delicate light hung and trembled. Pale green and rose-pink, and as transparent as the most fragile fabric, and at the bottom edge a profound fiery crimson like the fires of Hell, they swung and shimmered loosely with more grace than the most skillful dancer. ~ Northern Lights
My annoyance with her is mostly that of a working-class person's annoyance at what I see as a spoiled rich brat. Plus I hate lies. But it adds depth and realism to the character, I just don't much like her as a person.
I just feel she's not so well characterised as Will. I think Will's backstory about his parents, especially his worry for his mum, makes him much more human and understandable - we see his motivations in the way that we don't with Lyra. I think she's rather one dimensional - there's no feeling that the author builds her character much at all.