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This is a sophisticated, subtle novel that is also magical fun. I can't imagine any lover of well-written classic fantasy ... who won't adore it, The Times

Stirring, complex, adventurous . . . From the life of Quentin, his slacker Park Slope Harry Potter, Grossman delivers superb coming of age fantasy -- Junot Diaz, author of Drown and The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao

This gripping novel draws on the conventions of contemporary and classic fantasy novels (most obviously, those of J. K. Rowling and C. S. Lewis) in order to upend them, and tell a darkly cunning story about the power of imagination itself, The New Yorker

The novel's climax includes some spectacular magical battles to complement the complex emotional entanglements Grossman has deftly sketched in earlier chapters. Very dark and very scary, with no simple answers provided - fantasy for grown-ups, in other words, and very satisfying indeed, Kirkus

Anyone who grew up reading about magical wardrobes and unicorns and talking trees before graduating to Less Than Zero and The Secret History and Bright Lights, Big City will immediately feel right at home with this smart, beautifully written book by Lev Grossman. The Magicians is fantastic, in all senses of the word. It's strange, fanciful, extravagant, eccentric, and truly remarkable - a great story, masterfully told -- Scott Smith, author of The Ruins

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The unputdownable new novel by the bestselling author of CODEX

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 769 KB
  • Print Length: 428 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (8 October 2009)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RS98E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,641 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect adult fantasy
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4.0 out of 5 stars some strange plotting and pacing decisions, but a compelling read all the same
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2.0 out of 5 stars callow unlikable characters
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4.0 out of 5 stars You'll end up hooked!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Aslan, avert your eyes.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the TV show
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3.0 out of 5 stars If you are watching the current new TV series of ...
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2.0 out of 5 stars I found the characters annoying and the Potter/Narnia similarities too jarring
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3.0 out of 5 stars Intriuging but slightly unsatisfactory
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, got stuck in the second in the series, which wasn't child appropriate.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I liked the Magicians
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2.0 out of 5 stars A good idea badly executed
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 March 2015
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2.0 out of 5 stars Skip the book. Watch TV.
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