The Magicians

by | Publisher: Plume
Average vote of 430
| 7 total contributions of which 7 reviews , 0 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
Haboring secret preoccupations with a magical land he read about in a childhood fantasy series, Quentin Coldwater is unexpectedly admitted into an exclusive ...
This is a magic world, something that remembers me Narnia, but this time there isn’t only a childish fairy tale. This time everything is real: there aren’t only happy endings, there aren’t only superior and good guides that show you the path. Here f...Continua
I hate giving up on books. It is like breaking up with someone. You became emotionally invested in the characters, but in this case I couldn't force myself to finish the book. The story, the characters, the style, everything is over the top. ...Continua
Weird but fascinating
This is the weirdest fantasy book I have read so far. A Potter-like story in which the boundary between reality and fantasy becomes so thin that you start confusing them. It describes magic in an adult delusional manner, as if it were something dirty...Continua

Probably the most "meta" fantasy book I have ever read. There's no escapism here, which is why it is brilliant but also not completely enjoyable.

Wrote 7/13/10
This book threads a very tiny needle with very fine thread. Fantasy books set in the present are in kind of a bind: either the protagonists have never read a fantasy novel, which is unrealistic, or they have and are portrayed as awesome for keeping...Continua

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