Reviews of Clockwork (1996)
Review by mojosmom (2004-04-23)
Once again, a brave and resourceful young girl saves the day! Pullman posits a realistic world laced with magic, in this story of a writer whose work comes to life in the form of Dr. Kalmenius, who has made a clockwork knight who acts at the sound of the word "Devil". (A touch of Tales of Hoffmann's Dr. Coppelius here!) There is a young prince in danger, the aforesaid brave young girl, and the would-be novelist who "was going to stop writing fiction altogether, until he found he could earn lots of money by making up speeches for politicians".!