LEV GROSSMAN, THE MAGICIANS

Do we really need a book about a wizard school packed with alienated teen sorcerers dabbling in sex and booze?

The Magicians by Lev Grossman [Viking, $26]

Do we really need a book about a wizard school packed with alienated teen sorcerers dabbling in sex and booze? Some might scoff at the idea of Harry Potter for grown-ups, but through sheer storytelling grace and imaginative power, Lev Grossman—Time magazine's book critic—transforms the cheesy premise into an adventure that's both enthralling and mature. Timothy Hodler

READ MORE:

The untold story of New York's first Mafia godfather

Arthur Goldwag's encyclopedia of the obscure

William T. Vollmann on the history of Imperial County, California

You Might Like

Powered by ZergNet