Little jaunt to the underworld? Don’t forget your passport. The second installment in Lev Grossman’s Fillory series, The Magician King, continues to play with realist fantasy and the right amount of irony to meld the two. Quentin and his pals provide a sly and subversive fairy tale for grown-ups, with a caution: be careful what you wish for. You might get it.
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At the heart of Lev Grossman’s latest novel, The Magicians, lies the idea that a fantasy world exists, but one far more complex, and at times limiting, than Quentin Coldwater, the unlikely hero, might wish. Drawing on the rich fantasy traditions of Tolkien, Plover and Rowling, Grossman subverts genre expectations in wholly original ways.
- Lev Grossman looks back as well as forward when considering the future of publishing.
- Motoko Rich examines the industry’s new austerity.
- Julian Gough makes a modest (bailout) proposal.
- Boris Kachka suggests resurrecting Robert Giroux.
- Spotted via Bookslut, Patti Holt makes an argument for ditching hardcovers altogether:
- And should you feel like buying a book [...]