When Fantasy Becomes Reality, The Magicians, by Lev Grossman

themagiciansThe Magicians, by Lev Grossman is more than just Harry Potter Goes to College, although that is an apt description.  I can’t imagine any current or future novel set in a magical school not being compared to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter in some way.  She may not have created the genre, but she wrote such an impactful series of books that Harry Potter will be the touchstone to which all others in the genre are compared.  Much like LOTR is generally held as the standard for quest style fantasy fiction.

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