Lately, all my today’s book posts have been about additions to my TBR. The list is getting long…not that I’m complaining. 🙂
Today’s book is The Magician King by Lev Grossman. I read the first book in the series, The Magicians, liked it, actually rated it high but also had some issues with it. Overall, I thought it was well done and the snarkiness that held me back from loving it seemed, well, plain snarky of me to use it as a major reason to dislike of the book in general.
First, don’t you love the cover? Cover lover that I am, it made me want to run out and buy it for that reason alone.
Second, I love a good fantasy, and though the snarky attitude I mentioned earlier** bothered me some, the fantasy was still strong and really, who doesn’t love a fantasy book set at a boarding school?
** OK, I know part of this book was a take on other fantasy novels (Harry Potter, Narnia, Lord of the Rings to name three) but the issues the author had and the way he poked fun at the other worlds annoyed me because without those previously mentioned books, he wouldn’t be writing his own set of fantasy novels. Toss all the stones you want but make sure you aren’t doing it inside your glass house. Just sayin’.
Anyway, moving on. If you’re interested, here’s the book’s site. It doesn’t give you much but you can enjoy gawking at the covers.