Cover of The Magicians.

The Magicians

author: Lev Grossman (2009)
series: The Magicians #1
date read: 2020-05-05
pages: 402
lists: fantasy , learning-the-arts
rating: β˜… β˜… β˜… β˜† β˜†

I enjoyed this one, and not just for the digs against Fillory (which is a transparently renamed Narnia). The darkly realistic magic school: good. The annoying, whiny, dickish protagonist getting his comeuppance: yeah, dig it. No magic reform arc, either. In total it was rough and not particularly fulfilling as a book, but individual parts all worked really well for me.

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