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The Magicians by Lev Grossman
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** spoiler alert ** Having finished the book, I really don't have any better idea of the book then when I started it. I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. I find it disjointed and I have no idea if I should recommend it or not.
The story borrows heavily from Narnia. The land of Fillory with the 4 kids who go to be kings and queens if they fight the villains is absolutely Narnia. It is the story with in the story.
It involves lengthy descriptions of innocuous things then a one sentence description of something huge.
Quentin is the main character. He is off to graduate school and ends up at Brakebills school for magic. He is depressed and over worked and drunk and then suddenly something awful will happen. Then it's back to drunk and unhappy again.
Sex, drugs, alcohol, forced sexual encounters, regular sexual encounters and a very unhappy annoying main character that just stumbled his way through life.
But it also had magic and friendship and fighting and incredible sacrifice.
What am I supposed to make of it all?

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Reading Progress

January 17, 2016 – Started Reading
January 17, 2016 – Shelved
January 20, 2016 –
page 186
February 3, 2016 –
page 276
February 7, 2016 – Finished Reading

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