Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

llp’s #CBR IV Review 16: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

This is another book that I read months ago, and I am truthfully still uncertain about how I really felt about this book. It had some lovely moments, and some unlikeable characters, and kind of derails childhood dreams about the Potter version of magical education.

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2 thoughts on “llp’s #CBR IV Review 16: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

  1. I just read this book and I do not get all the fuss that was made about it (still haven’t written my own review, obviously). I’ve read interviews with Grossman and he seems delightful but the book was actually kind of boring to me… Until the last 20 pages. Maybe book two is better because the world has been set up?

    • Well, I definitely preferred the second book – much more happens, and the parallels are more Narnia than Harry Potter. Part of the improvement, I think, is that the world is set up, and part of it is that the characters seem to have grown a bit. There is a lot of Julia backstory in the second book.

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