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 a bit rough and not particularly fulfilling as a book, but individual parts all worked really well for me.
|author:||Lev Grossman (2009)|
|series:||The Magicians #1|
|lists:||fantasy , learning-the-arts|
|rating:||★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆|