Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Magicians [Grossman]

Book: The Magicians
Author: Lev Grossman
Genre: Fiction

Review: Tagged as the 'adult Harry Potter', '..Magicians' follows Quentin as he enrolls in a secret magic school, learns his craft and discovers that a world from his favorite childhood series is real.

While this was well written, Grossman shamelessly "borrowed" plots from Harry Potter and Narnia which made this novel far from original. The main character was not likable and did not grow/mature throughout the novel, while the secondary characters were never fully fleshed out and it was difficult to connect with anyone.

[Note: Although this book has science fiction elements, it read more like a traditional fiction novel, which is how I'm classifying it.]

Book Junkie's Grade: C+

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