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Kemper’s review of The Magicians (The Magicians #1)
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Aug 14, 2009 02:51PM
Damn it! Now I have to read this...
Aug 14, 2009 09:59PM
This has been on my Amazon wish list for quite sometime now while I debated whether or not to get it. I think you just made up my mind for me.
Aug 15, 2009 04:23AM
I'm not even the world's biggest magic/fantasy fan, but I read the author's blog on Time quite a bit so I thought I should give it a try. I was really impressed with it.
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Aug 15, 2009 04:25AM
Dan wrote: "Damn it! Now I have to read this..."
I owed you one because I gotta find that Chester Himes book now that I know he was a Joe R. influence. So we're even now, right? Let's not start a book recommending war neither one of us will walk away from....
Aug 15, 2009 04:58AM
Kemper wrote: "Dan wrote: "Damn it! Now I have to read this..."
I owed you one because I gotta find that Chester Himes book now that I know he was a Joe R. influence. So we're even now, right? Let's not sta..."
That sounds reasonable. No one wants an unwinnable recommending war.
Dec 11, 2010 07:43AM
Finally read this after having seen it highlighted again and again in bookstores. Not fundamentally original, but a great spin on Narnia and Harry Potter. Reminds me of when I first read The Black Company books. Fully agree with your review - and looking forward to the sequel.
Dec 12, 2010 11:52AM
Chip wrote: "Finally read this after having seen it highlighted again and again..
I'm looking forward to the next one, too. Seems like this was a love-it or hate-it book for most people but I was in the love-it camp.
Aug 23, 2011 06:25PM
I loved it, too, and thought it was a really good & loving deconstruction of the entire Narnia thing. And I liked how the magic was hard work!
Aug 24, 2011 04:40PM
Cera wrote: "I loved it, too, and thought it was a really good & loving deconstruction of the entire Narnia thing. And I liked how the magic was hard work!"
The thing about it being so much work to learn magic was one of my favorite parts of it.
Sep 06, 2014 05:11PM
Great review! This is now on my TBR list.
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