The Magicians Trilogy... anyone? anyone?

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The Magicians Trilogy... anyone? anyone?

Postby Christo » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:13 am UTC

I just finished The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman, and I was wondering what anyone else thought of it. I've got to say, I loved all of it until the last half of the last book. Then I got pretty frustrated.
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Re: The Magicians Trilogy... anyone? anyone?

Postby PeteP » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:03 am UTC

I remember dropping it halfway through the first book can't quite remember why maybe because of the MC.

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Re: The Magicians Trilogy... anyone? anyone?

Postby Christo » Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:28 pm UTC

PeteP wrote:I remember dropping it halfway through the first book can't quite remember why maybe because of the MC.


I can imagine that. It's definitely not for everyone. The blend of the literary and high fantasy makes for an uneven read.
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Re: The Magicians Trilogy... anyone? anyone?

Postby PAstrychef » Sun Jul 26, 2015 11:02 pm UTC

I quite liked them. Grossmann did some fun things with standard forms of modern fantasy. Always nice to see authors NOT trying to be Tolkien.
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Re: The Magicians Trilogy... anyone? anyone?

Postby Zohar » Mon Jul 27, 2015 2:54 am UTC

I also only read the first book, and didn't particularly like it. The "Harry Potter" part was fine, but the latter half was both boring and annoying. In particular,

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The MC is incredibly annoying, and I hated how they essentially fridged the woman in the final conflict. It just felt like a very poor attempt at writing empowered women...
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Re: The Magicians Trilogy... anyone? anyone?

Postby Christo » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:40 am UTC

Zohar wrote:I also only read the first book, and didn't particularly like it. The "Harry Potter" part was fine, but the latter half was both boring and annoying. In particular,

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The MC is incredibly annoying, and I hated how they essentially fridged the woman in the final conflict. It just felt like a very poor attempt at writing empowered women...


Throughout the series, there are a couple of properly empowered women--characters who are bad ass without being an intentional attempt at including bad ass women. There are also a lot of cringe-worthy moments.
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