I recently lucked into recording a section of Paradise Lost. I wasn’t planning to get a literature-nerd crush on Milton, and I definitely wasn’t expecting to have to edit “oooooh, cool!” out of the middle of a recording, once I’d finished reading a particular paragraph.  But there’s a lot of unaccountable events in this life, and the above happened.  Normally I wait until things are catalogued before writing about them here … but … c’mmon, movie tie-in! :D

The whole book is going to be well worth a listen — it’s much more accessible and vivid than I was expecting <imagine some muttering here about T.S. Eliot>  But in the meantime, here’s just the minute of text Pullman sourced his trilogy title from: http://www.studioae.com/LibriVox/cori/misc/paradiselost_darkmaterials_milton.mp3 

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