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The Magicians: A Novel - Lev Grossman
The Magicians: A Novel
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The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York.... show more
The New York Times bestselling novel about a young man practicing magic in the real world Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery. But magic doesn't bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a remarkable journey that may just fulfill Quentin's yearning. But their journey turns out to be darker and more dangerous than they'd imagined. Psychologically piercing and dazzlingly inventive, The Magicians is an enthralling coming-of-age tale about magic practiced in the real world-where good and evil aren't black and white, and power comes at a terrible price.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780452296299 (0452296293)
ASIN: 0452296293
Publisher: Plume
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Community Reviews
deannahello
deannahello rated it
I really wanted to like this. The premise seemed so cool to me, but this just didn't work for me. Let me go on record and say I'm not a fan of college ennui novels. I have a very low tolerance for over privileged hipster moaning and self pity. This book also had the obligatory hipster dinner party...
Loves books and cats
Loves books and cats rated it
2.0 Bad imitation
This is a huge rip off. A rip off hybrid between Harry Potter and the Chronicles of Narnia. At first the similarities just seemed like a nice tribute to both of those series, but Grossman steps way over the line from tribute to bad imitation without a backward glance. It doesn't help that none of...
you were never no locomotive
you were never no locomotive rated it
1.0 The Magicians
This is the second time that I've attempted to read The Magicians and the second time I've had to put the book down. The first time, I quit a few paragraphs in, after Quentin (our white, cishet, whiny lead male character) is lamenting about how is friend Julia has essentially "friend zoned him" an...
Confuzzled Books
Confuzzled Books rated it
4.0 The Magicians: A Novel
Many people consider this series Harry Potter for adults. I feel like there was some similar things about Quentin that showed in Harry. For the most part the book has a very dark feel to it. The character grow up physically but mentally they don’t learn from their mistakes. I read this fast ...
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady rated it
3.0 Turn the Angst Up to Eleven
I have heard this novel is compared to Harry Potter, and I can certainly see why (hello, "neglected boy attends school of magic"), but the feel of it is utterly different. The tone is more like "Holden Caulfield goes to Hogwarts." The part actually set at Brakebills (the school of magic) was for m...
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