Posts tagged ‘Lev Grossman’

November 12, 2010

The Magicians

imageI was perusing around Borders book store when I stumbled upon the best sellers shelf. I was looking over the books and wound up purchasing two: Bad Things Happen and The Magicians. I have already started both books, however I have realized that Fillory and Further, the book series The Magicians is based on, is indeed a real series.

Now I have been faced with a problem. Should I continue on with The Magicians, I am not very far in, or should I stop for a little and read the Fillory and Further series? I know that I will enjoy the series, but they are children’s books and might bore me. Then again, I am a massive Harry Potter fan.

By the way, I am counting down the days until the movie comes out. We are down to 6 days! It’s going to be soooooooo epic!

As a matter of fact the whole reason I bought The Magicians was because it reminded me of Harry Potter. I felt that it would be the perfect antidote to finishing the Harry Potter series. This is the book’s summary:

Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. He’s a senior in high school, and a certifiable genius, but he’s still secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy novels he read as a kid, about the adventures of five children in a magical land called Fillory. Compared to that, anything in his real life just seems gray and colorless.

Everything changes when Quentin finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the practice of modern sorcery. He also discovers all the other things people learn in college: friendship, love, sex, booze, and boredom. But something is still missing. Magic doesn’t bring Quentin the happiness and adventure he thought it would.

Then, after graduation, he and his friends make a stunning discovery: Fillory is real.

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Doesn’t that sound absolutely amazing? I just want to dive in right now, but I know that I will enjoy the book even more if I knew Fillory just like Quentin. Decisions, decisions.

Emily Treat