Tag Archives: Fiction

Winter Reading List

After finally finishing the five book, month-long, and collective 5,000 page adventure that was the A Song of Ice and Fire series, I’ve been flailing to find my footing and chose the right novel to lose myself in again. I’ve compiled a list of five books I’d like to read this winter (or just this January depending on […]

Top Ten Must-Read Fantasy Novels and Series (Part I)

Where would Shakespeare have been without fantasy — his spirits, his ghosts, and his proto-Orc Caliban, the misshapen villain of ‘The Tempest’? You can’t have Macbeth without the witches three. Today, the final Harry Potter film released on DVD, and with it, the entertainment industry has finally realized that fantasy sells just as fast as […]

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

“Martin’s is a raw, gritty, physical world, where the only joys are fighting and drinking and fucking, and the wicked and capricious gods are no better than the men and women they watch over.” – Lev Grossman Set in a world where eerie arctic winters can last a decade, A Game of Thrones is a […]

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

“The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of Irish whiskey is to a glass of weak tea.” – George R. R. Martin, author of A Game of Thrones  While The Magicians has been sold as “Harry Potter for adults,” it’s so much more than that. The writing is more sophisticated and beautiful, the magic […]