The Magicians - Lev Grossman


This book was part of my to read list for this Summer. The first time I started this book was two years ago. I was so excited to read it. I like this kind of fantasy books with some good magic inside. I'm a Harry Potter fan, even if I jump on that train when it was almost over. Since the series was over, I'm looking for something similar and when I read the plot of The Magicians I thought "ok, that's it, I will never find something better". I read about 100 pages I wasn't so enthusiast, so I abandoned the book. It remained on my bookshelves for month after months, I even decided to give it away. Then, one day, a couple of weeks ago, when the first heatwave started, I found myself thinking about what book I could read during my favorite period for read crime stories and fantasy. I made a list and this book was in it, I wanted to know why was so good. But the phrase that convinced me at last was this one by George R.R. Martin:
The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea... Hogwarts was never like this.
Now that I read it I can tell that George R.R. Martin was right. This is something so similar, but so different at the same time. But, I'm not feeling the need to read the second book right now. Of course I want to know what happens next, but I don't know, I think this book is missing something, even if I don't have any idea on what that something is. I think I will read two book in the middle, before I start the second one, then we will se You can find the book here.

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