The Magician’s Land

Lev Grossman

https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1455089828l/19103097.jpg

I can’t believe how Quinton has grown over the years of this trilogy. From an insecure boy to a well-assured man, he has carried us from the schooldays at Brakebills to making his own world. The other characters have grown, too, although I have my doubts about Eliot.

This was the most satisfying of the three novels in the trilogy. Grossman went from strength to strength describing his characters and their circumstances. He seems even more at home with adults than adolescents.

We see Quentin down and out and we see Quentin triumphant, with a strong sense of the price he has paid to get where he is. Everything has its cost—growing up most of all.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s