Capellini wrote:I'm finding the third book to be hella tedious. Could anything less interesting than those goddamn mulefas and that pain in the ass doctor be contrived? I don't think so.
I think the whole trilogy peaked in the first book and has been sliding down hill since then.
I think differently.
The mulefa were one of my favourite parts of the book. I was extremely annoyed every time Lyra's story was interupted to talk about Mary, don't get me wrong, but the mulefa's world provided a contrast to the dark and scary world of Christianity.
They existed, apparently untouched by the "evil" of the Church, and they are a prime example of how things should work, without the negative effects of Christianity(in the novel).
They are also important to the overall plot.
Tedious, boring, maybe, but not uninteresting.