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  • Author:
    Sol Stein
  • ISBN:
    0962858706
  • ISBN13:
    978-0962858703
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  • Publisher:
    Colophon Corp; 2 edition (February 1, 1991)
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    Humanities
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The Magician is a young adult novel by Sol Stein. The Magician was published in 1971 and uses a violent incident in a high school to explore the wider issues of the time.

The Magician is a young adult novel by Sol Stein. It is also a bitter critique of the justice system.

Chapter 1. It had been snowing off and on since Christmas. The free online library containing 500000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device.

Author Bio: Sol Stein is a prize-winning playwright produced on Broadway, an anthologized poet, the author of nine novels, and an award-winning teacher of writers.

The Magician is a tale of two magicians, of high school extortion and. Author Bio: Sol Stein is a prize-winning playwright produced on Broadway, an anthologized poet, the author of nine novels, and an award-winning teacher of writers.

Sol Stein is a prize-winning playwright produced on Broadway, an anthologized poet, the author of nine novels, and an award-winning teacher of writers

Sol Stein is a prize-winning playwright produced on Broadway, an anthologized poet, the author of nine novels, and an award-winning teacher of writers.

Sol Stein breaks Sol Stein rules on writing again and again in this book. Surprisingly, he holds it up as an example of how a book should be written. Lets start with the beginning. Sol says show, don't tell. The magician starts off with one long "tell". Sol says avoid flashbacks. Sol uses them extensively. Toledo, Ohio) Interestingly, in the Magician, the main character who is beaten up, gives us clues that he may not be such a nice guy so if he goes violent later in the book, it will be no surprise. But I found myself skipping large sections of writing because it was simply boring and not all that well written. The author's take on characters comes off as prissy and a bit prude.

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Shirley Hartman, at twenty-eight, was the star of Madison Avenue, a woman who’d made it to the top in the male-dominated advertising game. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

Sol Stein was occupied? to see if he was alive?). Ed thought it would make you feel better about what these people were doing to you (pills, tubes, temperature, pulse, needles) if they’d pretend you were really there. The new waitress in Walker’s Diner was like that.

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This is a tale of two magicians, of high school extortion and violence, and of a criminal trial in which the guilty go free. Selected by the Book-of-the-Month Club, The Magician has sold over one million copies. Webster Schott wrote in the New York Times Book Review, I cannot recall a novel of this type with greater pleasure. Beautiful and gripping.

Darkraven
Wow. Sol Stein breaks Sol Stein rules on writing again and again in this book. Surprisingly, he holds it up as an example of how a book should be written. Lets start with the beginning. Sol says show, don't tell. The magician starts off with one long "tell".
Sol says avoid flashbacks. Sol uses them extensively.
Sol points to "had had" as the mark of an amateur, I'm only 23% into the book and have found 2 so far.
The premise of high school staff and police being ruled fearlessly by a few young thugs is silly and unbelievable. In my time, the teachers and police literally kicked ass. Yes we had blood spilled at our high school, and a few years after I graduated from that high school, the principal and cheerleaders were beaten up by students from an opposing high school, but that incident put an end to night football games city wide. Police and teachers do not let these things go. They respond. (Toledo, Ohio)
Interestingly, in the Magician, the main character who is beaten up, gives us clues that he may not be such a nice guy so if he goes violent later in the book, it will be no surprise. But I found myself skipping large sections of writing because it was simply boring and not all that well written. The author's take on characters comes off as prissy and a bit prude.
In contrast to the less than stellar writing in this book, I'm currently reading "The Girl with all the Gifts" which is surprisingly well written for something from such a clichéd genre. (It has been made into a movie and is just about to be released)
I'd recommend that over the Magician. It follows Sols rules of good writing and captures you immediately, as well as the main character, a young girl, is so lovingly portrayed that you can't help but emphasize with her in her terrible predicament. Whereas Sol's main character, the young magician, is not a wholly likable character. And his dalliance with romance is pretty pathetic.
Shame on you Sol for even mentioning this book in your "Sol Stein on Writing" which happens to be one of the best books on writing.
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I read this book some forty years ago, and I am so glad that I chose to re-read it. I enjoyed it tremendously the first time. This time not only did I enjoy it as well (although this time there were naturally few surprises), but also managed to get another deeper and more philosophical dimension. Ed Japhet, a precocious sixteen-year old and an accomplished master of magical tricks is victimized by a local gang of hoods lead by the notorious Stan Urek. Things develop to almost murder and the outcome is a not-so-subtle scorching critique of the judicial system. The real magician is not Ed but Urek's lawyer, whose talent and understanding of people and the system makes the process a competition of sleight of hand indeed. Very well written, with insight, suspense, erudition, and more. All the ingredients of a best seller (it did sell over 2 million copies). Buy, read, enjoy, re-read, re-enjoy.
Arryar
I found out about this novel through Stein's writing book, and wanted to see his advice in action. The characters were great, had depth, and really what kept me reading. The plot, while nothing unique, was expertly paced, and I found myself picking the novel up more frequently than I normally do with books.

My only gripe is some of the scene pacing felt off at times, and the ending was a little abrupt, but satisfying yet surprising at the same time.

I highly recommend it and plan on checking out Stein's other works.
tref
I write thrillers and sometimes head butt with editors, so it's nice to watch a star walk the walk. Sol Stein was the editor to the stars. He wrote Stein On Writing, How to Grow a Novel, et al. It's fun to read his writing in fiction. He seems to set a magician kid up as the protagonist, then lets a lawyer steal the show. It's a fun read, at least for me.

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Wenyost
This is a well crafted mystery which starts off seeming less complex than it turns out to be. The main characters are well developed and the plot twists at every corner. Although it did not have the ending I expected and hoped for, it was at least satisfying and plausible. A roller coaster ride of a read.
Iriar
It's kind of funny because I didn't like it at first. It's an older book so some of the writing style is dated which usually throws me off a bit. But the longer I read the more fascinated I became. There was a lot of subtlety that you won't notice unless you spend the time to think about it.

I just found by the end I really wished the story hadn't ended and I really wanted to read more. I'll definitely buy more of his books.
Yananoc
Stein is an excellent writer. And I appreciated learning that this book was banned. The remarkable thing is that once you read it, it seems ridiculous that such a thing happened. The story is told well. It pulls you in and keeps you turning pages until the end.
Great novel by a master craftsman. Read it! Study it!!! If you're not a writer, read it any way. It's a great story with many twists and an ending that is mind bending.