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message 1: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie I'm reading this one right now....


message 2: by Cera (new)

Cera I just read the first one and am dying to read this one, but must make it to the library. Or give in & buy it for my Kindle, but I think I'm going to want to own it.


message 3: by Dorothy (new)

Dorothy Interesting. I may have to put it and the previous book on my TBR list.


message 4: by Kim (new)

Kim I read the sample of The Magician and really liked it, I just can't bring myself to spend 12.99 for a Kindle book...:(


message 5: by Richard (new)

Richard Guion Interesting, I read the first 50 pages and could not stand Quentin. I also don't like Fillory that much. It seems like the novel gets better so I will return at some point.


message 6: by Covingtoncat73 (new)

Covingtoncat73 Yeah. I loved it, especial
y Julia's story.


message 7: by Cody (new)

Cody Knuth Good read but I liked the first better. Julia's story drove the plot for most of the book and the cynicism and depression really wore on me. But, the cool(?) thing is that I started to feel it with her. Has Grossman ever been admitted to a psych ward? Because I was sure nothing could be explained that way without having lived it. I consider myself a happy person, but I was googling anti-depressants halfway thru Julia's downward spiral. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the book a lot, this is a testament to Grossman's writing, which won out over the story in my opinion.


message 8: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Cody wrote: "Good read but I liked the first better. Julia's story drove the plot for most of the book and the cynicism and depression really wore on me. But, the cool(?) thing is that I started to feel it with..."

Yeah, it's not happy good times reading, but I found it compelling. If you go out and read Grossman's blog on his website or interviews with him, he's written quite a bit about the behind the scenes stuff on the books.


message 9: by Cody (new)

Cody Knuth Yeah, his blog really is a great way to go behind the scenes. And, he's been updating more frequently in the past year which has been awesome.


message 10: by Heather (new)

Heather I love your opening paragraph about how Quentin would find fault somehow with even a pot of gold. Love it. Oh! And I just realized that your pic is Evil Abed. {giggling}


message 11: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Heather wrote: "I love your opening paragraph about how Quentin would find fault somehow with even a pot of gold. Love it. Oh! And I just realized that your pic is Evil Abed. {giggling}"

Thanks! I'm gonna go try and cut Jeff's arm off in a minute.


message 13: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Spot on review. It took me a year to read this book because the beginning was so depressing, but the end knocked me out. So glad there's one more book coming though.


message 14: by Tri (new)

Tri I had the book for quite a while now. I guess it's been more than 6 months now. I loved the 1st and was afraid the 2nd would be disappointing as most sequel does. I love Quentin as he's basically only being human. I think it's time to unwrap it now. Thanks!!!


message 15: by Cynthia (new)

Cynthia You mean it takes one and a half books to for Quentin to start growing up? I thought the first one was supposed to be the coming of age book. Ugh.


message 16: by Kemper (new)

Kemper Cynthia wrote: "You mean it takes one and a half books to for Quentin to start growing up? I thought the first one was supposed to be the coming of age book. Ugh."

Yeah, I was irritated at first because it really seemed like Quentin forget everything that happened in the previous books because of his childish attitudes, but then the second half of this one is such a cold splash of reality for him and such a great story that I got over it.


message 17: by M (new)

M This book reminds me alot of a book I read awhile ago from an unknown author named Maseman. It was also very good


message 18: by Nikki (new)

Nikki "If Quentin Coldwater stumbled on a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, he’d constantly complain about how heavy it was and how the coins didn’t fit in any vending machines and why couldn't they have just put the money into a nice cashier's check that he could have fit neatly in his wallet and then deposited in the bank? "

This description of Quentin is so much better than anything I've come up with. I'm impressed!


message 19: by Elessar (new)

Elessar I just started to read it (btw loved the first book) and so far so good.


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