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  • Author:
    Lev Grossman
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    0670023140
  • ISBN13:
    978-0670023141
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    Viking Press (2011)
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The Magicians is a new adult fantasy novel by the American author Lev Grossman, published in 2009 by Viking Press.

The Magicians is a new adult fantasy novel by the American author Lev Grossman, published in 2009 by Viking Press. It tells the story of Quentin Coldwater, a young man who discovers and attends a secret college of magic in New York. The novel received critical acclaim, and was followed by The Magician King in 2011 and 2014's The Magician's Land. A television series adaptation of the novels premiered on Syfy in 2015.

Also by lev grossman. By King Quentin’s side rode a queen: Queen Julia. Up ahead were another queen and another king, Janet and Eliot-the land of Fillory had four rulers in all. Published by the Penguin Group. They rode along a high-arched forest path littered with yellow leaves, perfect little sprays of them that looked like they could have been cut and placed by a florist. They moved in silence, slowly, together but lost in their separate thoughts, gazing out into the green depths of the late summer woods.

Lev Grossman is an American novelist and journalist

Lev Grossman is an American novelist and journalist. Grossman has written for The New York Times, Wired, Time Out New York, The Wall Street Journal, and The Village Voice. He has served as a member of the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle and as the chair of the Fiction Awards Panel. In writing for Time, he has also covered the consumer electronics industry, reporting on video games, blogs, viral videos and Webcomics like Penny Arcade and Achewood. In The Magicians, Quentin Coldwater does not fit in with his modern classmates.

Lev Grossman’s The Magician King is a fresh take on the fantasy-quest novel-dark, austere, featuring characters with considerable psychological complexity, a collection of idiosyncratic talking animals (a sloth who knows the path to the underworld, a dragon in the Grand Canal), an. .

Lev Grossman’s The Magician King is a fresh take on the fantasy-quest novel-dark, austere, featuring characters with considerable psychological complexity, a collection of idiosyncratic talking animals (a sloth who knows the path to the underworld, a dragon in the Grand Canal), and splendid set pieces in Venice, Provence, Cornwall, and Brooklyn. In this page-turning follow-up to his bestselling 2009 novel The Magicians, Grossman takes another dark, sarcastically sinister stab at fantasy, set in the Narnia-esque realm of Fillory. Entertainment Weekly.

The Magician King book. If The Magicians was Lev Grossman's Harry Potter with a healthy slice of Narnia, The Magician King is Lev Grossman's Lord of the Rings

The Magician King book. If The Magicians was Lev Grossman's Harry Potter with a healthy slice of Narnia, The Magician King is Lev Grossman's Lord of the Rings. Grossman takes all the quest story Quentin and friends are the kings and queens of Fillory and everything is marvelous. Or it is, until it becomes apparent that something is wrong. King Quentin takes it upon himself to fix things. With Julia in tow, he sails to the ends of Fillory to fix the world. Can he succeed in the quest of a lifetime and save Fillory?

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LEV GROSSMAN is the book critic for Time magazine and author of five novels, including the international bestseller Codex and the New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Библиографические данные. The Magician King: A Novel Magicians Trilogy (Том 2).

Lev Grossman’s The Magician King is a fresh take on the fantasy-quest novel-dark, austere, featuring characters with considerable psychological complexity, a collection of idiosyncratic talking animals (a sloth who knows the path to the underworld, a dragon in the Grand Canal), and splendid set pieces in Venice, Provence, Cornwall and Brooklyn. In this page-turning follow-up to his best-selling 2009 novel The Magicians, Grossman takes another dark, sarcastically sinister stab at fantasy, set in the Narnia-esque realm of Fillory.

Lev Grossman wrote all three books in The Magicians Trilogy. Grossman later appeared as Dev Fleischman in The Source of Magic. Lev Grossman on IMDb. Lev Grossman on Twitter.


Ces
I only came to the second book because I purchased it and I'll be darned if I'm not persistent.
The story dragged quite a bit. Yes, it's a long novel. I expect a little bit of drag. Not, however, the impending doom I felt every time I opened the book to reread the same few sentences over and over trying to keep anything in my head.
Our same band of extremely unlikable characters continues in Fillory, a wonderful world that's mostly a gory rip off of Wonderland and Narnia. Our antihero Quentin is now one of two kings of Fillory. And still not really worth a damn regardless.
Magical prowess beyond wonders, and he goes off the deep end over his ex, then screws an annoying secondary character that's around for a blink and gone.
The dual storylines between Quentin in the present and Julia in the past is the only thing that kept me reading, besides that I didn't want to waste money. Julia's past resonates with any person addicted to anything, she will do whatever it takes to get magic. However, the ending of the book was disappointing and underwhelming, and though I've been trying to chug through the third, since I purchased them all, it's been put on the back burner.
Lev Grossman's novels seem to be for people who enjoy reading dictionaries for fun. You can describe things to absolute death; description and entertaining writing are unfortunately two very different things.
Bludsong
I love this trilogy, and much of what I love about it is encapsulated in this book.

Almost nothing is easy (even though, at times, some things seem disconcertingly so: mostly they're not, but sometimes, by grace, they are). Nothing is black-and-white. No one is immune, and everyone changes who can change. Those Who cannot change are Themselves, irrefutably, in ways that are not always convenient.

I'm rereading Grossman's trilogy because I feel like I'm in one of those parts of my life that fairy tales sum up as "ever after," but which shockingly never are forever and have a tendency to transition from the "after" of the last tale right into the "once upon a time" of the next. Grossman understands what it is to reach what looked like your "happily ever after," only to discover that it doesn't quite work like that. Deftly and surely, with rather a keen insight into human nature, he reveals that he understands.
Konetav
Some books are better the second time around. It had been so long since I had read the first two books in the trilogy, I didn't want to go into the third without refreshing my memory of events from the first two.

I like this book much better than the first book. Quinton is older and the story has lost the comparison to Harry Potter and Narnia that the first book had. This protagonist has grown and matured.

He spends a lot of time being flung unexpectedly out of Fillory and trying to find his way back into the magic land. In his quest for seven keys, he seems to spend as much time out of Fillory as in it. While out of Fillory his path crosses once again with Julia. She has spent her time becoming a master hedge witch and her magic skills are equal to Quinton. She has her own regrets. She spends time with Free Trader Beowulf with tragic results.

She helps Quinton complete the quest for the keys, but the result is what neither of them expect.
Onetarieva
I really wanted to love this book, and started out loving it, and then... halfway through the book I found myself getting more and more nauseated by the characters' weirdly flat emotional lives. Angst and depression are fine and all, but their complete inability to form a real emotional bond with any other person became puzzling and then maddening. "Friendships" consist of sitting around and getting drunk together, "great loves" are mostly just fits of possessive jealousy, ruined friendships just stay ruined without the slightest attempt at reconciliation or understanding, and life goals are weirdly narcissistic and hollow (the lead characters' ideal life as rulers of a nation seems to be "let's sit around and get drunk". When they get bored with that, their ONLY OTHER IDEA is "let's go on an adventure". Did it EVER occur to them to, I don't know, support the arts or improve their community or raise some kids or go talk to their subjects or something? heck, even just learn to play the guitar?)

In the end none of the characters ever really connect with each other, not even at the points that are supposed to be emotional peaks of the novel. I suppose that might be the point, but for me it made the whole book kind of just fizzle. I kept waiting for the characters to truly grow or change, and they never did.
Mora
Quentin had his happily ever after. He was a King of Fillory. But it was not enough for him. He had lost too much to gain that happily ever after. Now two years later, and with faint echoes of CS Lewis' The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Quentin and Julia set off an adventure that begins as a simple tax collection to a distant island and proceeds to take him and Julia back to Earth where he meets up with old friends who need to help him find a way back to Fillory, to a version of an eternal waiting room, to the Neitherlands where another old friend is met and finally to lands not yet discovered.

Along the way, in interstitial chapters, we learn the back story of Julia. Denied entry into Brakebills, but remembering instead of forgetting, she charts her own course into the world of magic. And it is a far darker and more gritty journey than Quentin took. With far greater loss and heartbreak.

With extraordinary skill Grossman narrates a story that is best enjoyed if you are an adult and have lived a bit of a life already. This isn't a childhood journey of childhood discovery. This is instead more of a bildungsroman, where both Quentin and Julia complete spiritual journeys and we are invited along for the ride. Shotgun!