When I saw "The Golden Compass" I knew I had to read all the books. And I'm glad, I did so. These books are nearly as good as Harry Potter (if not, they are equally great). I wasn't able to but this book away. The end of this series is hard to bear, but without a question perfectly fitting.
All in all, the best novels I ever read about love.
Why did you want it to be over? Was too thrilling or boring or long?
Maybe a bit too long. I read them back to back so maybe that was the problem. I loaned my brother the books (which means I probable won't get them back) so I can't really refer to specifics. I wasn't too interested in the doctor and the wheeled creatures so I guess that was part of it as well.