Sunday, July 13, 2014

Review: The Magicians

The Magicians
The Magicians by Lev Grossman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Second read. This is a reread before the third book comes out. I'm also trying to cheat the GR system by letting it count towards my yearly total- I'm kinda book lazy this year. The first time I "read" this book. I listened to the audiobook on a long long drive and remember loving it. Actually reading it this time reminded me how much I do actually love it and how different things can seam when you listen to them versus actually read them. I don't feel like I lost too much from this book in the audiobook version honestly, but I do think the audiobook left out the time you need to absorb and think about certain things in this book. Once thing that I always remembered from the audiobook, and it may have been the readers voice, was that in order to do magic you have to be a truly miserable person. You have to be unhappy in order to do magic. And that is really hammered in there. And while reading the book you kinda fester in that, you get stuck in it a lot longer and it's more tragic. I'm excited to read book two because I also listened to that one the first time on audiobook, but I have my advance reader copy of that one that I wont on good reads so not only will I actually read it this time, but I'll actually read a tangible book instead of my usual ebooks.

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