Short Attention Span Review

Lev Grossman’s The Magicians

Alternate titles include:

Why Hogwarts Needs an Ethics 101 Course

or

Magic is Real but Hunger and Disease are Still a Thing Because Wizards are Assholes

or

Harry Potter and the Great Gatsby

  Give it a read if you enjoy:

Complex magical systems
Unceasing disappointment in the world around you
Deeply satisfying knuckle cracking
Expressing your confusion and fury at the world via a sudden case of The Goth
Developing purposefully frustrating interpersonal relations
Pairing wine you’ll never drink with meals you’ll never eat
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Your Dumbledore figure just not giving a single damn
Liking the world of Narnia ironically, but so ironically that you become sincere again
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One thought on “Short Attention Span Review

  1. Erik Reimers says:

    “Liking the world of Narnia ironically, but so ironically that you become sincere again”

    I actually think this is at the heart of what makes these books work: underneath all the sarcasm and disaffectedness, the characters (and the books, and the author) *genuinely* love fantasy. These books are an absolute love letter to Narnia and Harry Potter.

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