Tag Archives: Lev Grossman

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 […]

The Magician King by Lev Grossman

(This is the sequel to The Magicians. Read the entry here.) In a rare instance where the sequel exceeds the original, The Magician King reaffirms Grossman’s imaginative capabilities as an author and a creative architect of fantasy fiction. Even though Julia is a largely forgotten character in the original work, she becomes the other main protagonist in King with […]

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 […]