Quentin Coldwater's life is changed forever by an apparently chance encounter: when he turns up for his entrance interview to Princeton he finds his interviewer dead - but a strange envelope bearing Quentin's name leads him down a very different path to any he'd ever imagined. The envelope, and... show more
Quentin Coldwater's life is changed forever by an apparently chance encounter: when he turns up for his entrance interview to Princeton he finds his interviewer dead - but a strange envelope bearing Quentin's name leads him down a very different path to any he'd ever imagined. The envelope, and the mysterious manuscript it contains, leads to a secret world of obsession and privilege, a world of freedom and power and, for a while, it's a world that seems to answer all Quentin's desires. But the idyll cannot last - and when it's finally shattered, Quentin is drawn into something darker and far more dangerous than anything he could ever have expected...
Publisher: William Heinemann
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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, ...
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...
This book had so much potential. But it ended being somewhere between Harry Potter and Gossip Girl with too much booze.
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...
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...
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