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message 1: by Kemper (new)

Kemper The sequel to this was also very good.


message 2: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Keeten Kemper wrote: "The sequel to this was also very good."

Thanks Kemper. I have a copy and I hope to read it soon.


message 3: by Nataliya (new)

Nataliya "Professor Mayakovsky" alone makes me want to read this book.


message 4: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Keeten Nataliya wrote: ""Professor Mayakovsky" alone makes me want to read this book."

A Professor you DON'T want to disappoint.


message 5: by Patricia (new)

Patricia I'm halfway through this book and I'm loving it. Quentin is so real, sometimes it hurts to read.


message 6: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Keeten Patricia wrote: "I'm halfway through this book and I'm loving it. Quentin is so real, sometimes it hurts to read."

I'm glad to hear you are loving it. I had my doubts about this book. They were quickly dashed as soon as I started flipping pages. I'm looking forward to the sequel.


message 7: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Did you read the sequel yet? I also was least interested in Fillory so was wondering how I would like the sequel, but I liked it as much as The Magicians. I especially love how Grossman has crafted Julia's character in the sequel. I couldn't put that book down either.


message 8: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Keeten Caroline wrote: "Did you read the sequel yet? I also was least interested in Fillory so was wondering how I would like the sequel, but I liked it as much as The Magicians. I especially love how Grossman has crafted..."

I haven't read the sequel yet. I have it, nestling safely on my shelves, waiting for me to work it into my reading queue. There is a lot of pushing and shoving between those books waiting in line.

I'm glad to hear that you liked the sequel. I read his book Codexwhen it first came out in 2004 and I was ambivalent about it. I liked it, but thought it missed. After reading this book I'm wondering if I need to reread Codex and see if I overlooked something. I'm going to read the sequel sometime before the end of the year. Thanks for commenting Caroline.


message 9: by Lynne (last edited May 27, 2013 10:09AM) (new)

Lynne King Jeffrey, I really like your review and as always, I'm late in coming across various books. I loved the first four books of the Harry Potter series but I found the rest, although very good, formulaic. I'm not good on series.


message 10: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Keeten Lynne wrote: "Jeffrey, I really like your review and as always, I'm late in coming across various books. I loved the first four books of the Harry Potter series but I found the rest, although very good, formula..."

I have the same problem with TV series, most should stop after three years although there are exceptions. As far as Harry Potter I actually ended up liking the movies better because the scriptwriters I felt infused more humor into the movies than what J.K. gave us in the books. Sometimes when things are bleakest just a bit of humor goes a long ways. This book surprised me. I skipped it with a scoff when it first came out, but then some reviewers on GR convinced me that I should give it a look. I'm glad I did. I still need to read volume two. Thanks for digging up one of my golden oldies. :-)


message 11: by Lynne (new)

Lynne King Jeffrey, Actually I just loved the films! But volume two is super in the book series

I was in a bookshop in Bayonne here in France about ten years ago. This American student was extolling the virtues of Harry Potter and I purchased the first two books there and then. I didn't regret it either. I spent more time reading the books than actually enjoying the holiday!


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