SFF Author: Lev Grossman


The Magicians: A bandage of irony for your self-esteem

The Magicians by Lev Grossman Lev Grossman’s The Magicians attempts to take the unreal world of fantasy — magic, spellcasting, other worlds, fabulous beasts — and tie it much more tightly to the real world than is usually done. And (I think) the attempt as well is to tell a “realistic” novel which takes as its […]

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The Magician King: Postmodernism meets Narnia

The Magician King by Lev Grossman In Lev Grossman’s novel The Magicians, Quentin Coldwater — a geeky fantasy-loving high school senior — has his life turned upside down when he is invited to take an entrance exam for Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy. After spending years learning the craft, and some time outside of school […]

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