Monday, December 6, 2010

What I’m Reading:

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Review? LOVE IT. READ IT. It’s Harry Potter meets Narnia…for adults. It has a great voice, adult themes, realistic characters with adult motivations. It’s like R version of popular YA fiction, complete with underage drinking, teenage and twenty-something angst, sex, drugs, magic, coming-of-age themes, and everything adults will love that YA fiction couldn’t provide. It’s what happened after coming back through the wardrobe and after leaving Hogwarts, with new characters and some of the best prose I’ve ever encountered. Lev Grossman’s work has gone to that level most books aspire to, to carry you away, and which few achieve, which is even cooler because that’s exactly what the main character, Quentin Coldwater, notes about literature. I’ll be waiting on pins and needles for The Magician King, the sequel, which is due out this summer.