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The Magicians - Lev Grossman
The Magicians
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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: ebook
ISBN: 9781101082287
Publisher: Penguin
Edition language: English
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Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it
2.5 The Magician's
Quentin goes to a college interview and instead ends up getting invited to take a test to get into a magical college. The story follows Quentin through his time at college and the year(ish) after. This book is Not Harry Potter, at all, not even a little. The characters in this book are unlikable, ...
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia rated it
2.5 The Magicians by Lev Grossman
I remember reading some essays of Lev Grossman's online and being a little enchanted with his writing. I've been meaning to pick up this series for about forever, but somehow never got around to it. Then daughter and I watched the Syfy series of The Magicians and rather liked it - sulky nerdy Quenti...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
0.0 The Magicians
Quentin is the most annoying protagonist I have read in recent history if not my life. I started this book because my coworkers recommended it to me. I gave myself 50 pages to get hooked and found myself intrigued by the story on exactly page 50 despite finding it pretty derivative. Then 30 pages la...
the dilemma of reading
the dilemma of reading rated it
4.0 The Magicians/Lev Grossman
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 ed...
Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it
4.0 The Magicians
Before we get too involved in the book. Shout out to Bramhall. An amazing voice actor. Each character got a distinct voice and their personality was easily deciphered. Enjoyable listening experience with him behind the mic.I love magic.I can't believe I haven't read this book sooner. It's right up m...
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