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The Magician King

Lev Grossman


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PUBLISHED: 2nd August 2012
ISBN: 9780099553465
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'The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea . superb' - JUNOT DIAZ, author of DROWN and THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO'A sophisticated, subtle novel that is also magical fun' - THE TIMES`Lev Grossman has conjured a rare creature: a trilogy that simply gets better and better as it goes along .
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  • Paperback
    $17.19
PUBLISHED: 2nd August 2012
ISBN: 9780099553465
ANNOTATION:
'The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea . superb' - JUNOT DIAZ, author of DROWN and THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO'A sophisticated, subtle novel that is also magical fun' - THE TIMES`Lev Grossman has conjured a rare creature: a trilogy that simply gets better and better as it goes along .

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'The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea . superb' - JUNOT DIAZ, author of DROWN and THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO'A sophisticated, subtle novel that is also magical fun' - THE TIMES`Lev Grossman has conjured a rare creature: a trilogy that simply gets better and better as it goes along .

Publisher Description

Meet Quentin Coldwater, king of the bizarre and wonderful land of Fillory. But he is getting restless, even in heaven a man needs a little adventure. So when a steward is murdered on a morning's hunt Quentin gets exactly that. But this quest is like no other. What starts as a glorified cruise to faraway lands soon becomes the stuff of nightmares...

The Magician King is a grand voyage into the dark, glittering heart of magic, an extraordinary journey that allows the imagination to run riot and proves Grossman is the modern heir to C.S. Lewis.

This is a book like no other.

Author Biography

Lev Grossman is a novelist and Time magazine's book critic. A graduate of Harvard and Yale, he has written articles for the New York Times, Salon, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York and the Village Voice. In 2005 his debut novel Codex was published to great critical acclaim. He is also the author of The Magicians, The Magician King and The Magician's Land. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Review

"Lev Grossman's novel is full of magic ... stupendous urban fantasy ... The Magician King is Harry Potter for grown-ups who have learned to hate Harry Potter" The Guardian "Grossman's psychologically complex characters and grim reckoning with tragic sacrifice far surpass anything in C.S. Lewis' pat Christian allegory. Fabulous fantasy spiked with bitter adult wisdom-not to be missed." Kirkus "Lev Grossman's The Magicians was my favorite novel of 2009 by a landslide, cleverly combining aspects of classic fantasy with modern literature and pop culture. Grossman's trademark eloquent-yet-hip writing style flourishes in this sequel, a creative and entertaining novel well worth the wait" -- Greg Bruce Boswell Book Company "Somewhere between Juster's Phantom Tollbooth and Narnia, as told by Philip Roth ... The Magician King is at once an existential exercise that angrily shakes escapism by its shoulders and demands that life have a purpose, and a story about extraordinary deeds, heroism, magic and love. It's a fantastic trick that makes this into a book that entertains and disturbs at the same time" -- Cory Doctorow Boing Boing

Product Details

Author
Lev Grossman
Pages
560
Publisher
Cornerstone
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0099553465
ISBN-13
9780099553465
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Short Title
MAGICIAN KING LEV GROSSMAN
Language
English
Residence
Brooklyn, NY, US
Series
Arrow Books
Subtitle
(Book 2)
Publication Date
2012-08-02