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The Magician King by Lev Grossman
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Aug 12, 2011

it was ok
Read from January 15 to July 04, 2012

Throughout my reading of this book and its predecessor The Magicians, I alternated between sincere enjoyment and outright annoyance. It had a Doctor Who reference, and who doesn't love that?! But i was annoyed by attitudes and actions of the main characters...sure, college aged kids can be disaffected and prickly, but the whining and dickish behavior left me not caring about the characters very much. Even so, I was okay enough with the roller coaster to at least finish reading the series, until the author referenced a skirt that was "invitingly short."
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message 1: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Ah, this review makes me so happy! I'll take this series out of my "to read" queue. Thanks for taking the hit for the rest of us.

message 2: by Erin (new)

Erin Thank you! I was debating whether I wanted to read The Magician King, but I agree with EVERYTHING you said about the The Magicians, so I am done. I'm not going to waste my time on book two.

Seth Excellent, concise review. You hit the nail on the head.

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