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Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

The Magicians has earned a lot of high praise from reviewers. It has been touted as a Harry Potter for grownups with students being secreted away to a magical college in upstate New York. Quentin, the main character has always loved the fictional Fillory books (which are obviously a thinly-veiled reference to the Chronicles of Narnia series), but has been dissatisfied with his life in Brooklyn. Quentin is a highly gifted student who loves magic tricks and fantasizes about escaping his life into the fictional world of Fillory. When he finds himself part of the Brakebills student body, he discovers that the world of magic isn't quite what he thought it would be.
I was really hoping that this one would be clean enough to enjoy. It's not. Lots of f-words and lots of sex, including at least one homosexual scene. Rated R.

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