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Lev Grossman

Autor(a) de The Magicians

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Lev Grossman was born on June 26, 1969. He received a degree in literature from Harvard University in 1991. He spent three years in the Ph.D. program in comparative literature at Yale University, but left before completing his dissertation. In 2002, he became a book reviewer and one of the lead mostrar mais technology writers for Time magazine. He has written for Salon, The Village Voice, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Entertainment Weekly, The Believer, Lingua Franca, and the New York Times. His first novel, Warp, was published in 1997. His other novels include Codex, The Magicians, which won a 2010 Alex Award, The Magician King and The Magician's Land. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964) — Prefácio, algumas edições24,278 exemplares
Dangerous Women (2013) — Contribuidor — 1,089 exemplares
Summer Days and Summer Nights (2016) — Contribuidor — 402 exemplares
Unfettered: Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2013) — Contribuidor — 389 exemplares
The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands (2018) — Contribuidor — 382 exemplares
Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books (2011) — Contribuidor — 373 exemplares
Other Worlds Than These (2012) — Prefácio — 241 exemplares
The Way of the Wizard (2010) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution (2012) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Who Done It? (2013) — Contribuidor — 133 exemplares
Unfettered III: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2019) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Dangerous Women 2 (2014) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
The Magicians Original Graphic Novel: Alice's Story (2019) — Creator — 87 exemplares
Ventriloquism (2010) — Introdução — 67 exemplares
Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers (2019) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
The Magicians: The New Class (2020) — Creator — 42 exemplares
Read Harder: Five More Years of Great Writing from the Believer (2014) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
The Magicians #1 (2019) — Creator — 9 exemplares
The Magicians #2 — Creator — 5 exemplares
The Magicians #4 (2020) — Creator — 5 exemplares
Time Magazine 2011.02.21 (2011) 2 exemplares
The Magicians #3 — Creator — 2 exemplares
The Paulandstormonomicon — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
The Magicians #5 — Creator — 1 exemplar
Locus, July 2011 (606) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Time Magazine 2010.12.06 (2010) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Grossman, Lev
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Concord, Massachusetts, USA
Locais de residência
Lexington, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Lexington High School
Harvard University (BA|1991)
Yale University
Grossman, Austin (twin brother)
Grossman, Allen R. (father)
Grossman, Judith (mother)
Gee, Sophie (wife)
Grossman, Bathsheba (sister)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Alex Award (2010)
Tolkien Lecture (2015)
John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (2011)

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Lev Grossman is an American novelist and journalist. He was the book critic and lead technology writer at Time magazine from 2002 to 2016.

Grossman was born on June 26, 1969 in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the twin brother of video game designer and novelist Austin Grossman, brother of sculptor Bathsheba Grossman, and son of the poet Allen Grossman and the novelist Judith Grossman. He is an alumnus of Lexington High School and Harvard College. He graduated from Harvard in 1991 with a degree in literature. Grossman then attended a Ph.D. program in comparative literature for three years at Yale University, but dropped out before completing his dissertation.



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Quentin and Julia are some kind of king and queen of “Fillory”. They seem to be travelling a lot and casting spells. And running into old friends from magician school?

This is book 2 in what I believe is a trilogy. The first was touted as an adult Harry Potter. From vague recollection, it was ok, but since I’m not a big fantasy fan… Ok, well it looks like I liked it, but it sounds like it was more urban fantasy (than this 2nd book is), which is more my “thing” except toward the end of the book. I shouldn’t have bothered continuing the series. The second book seemed to lose the urban part of the fantasy, likely the part that made the first book likable for me.… (mais)
LibraryCin | 193 outras críticas | Dec 1, 2023 |
I got this book because of the recommendation by Patrick Rothfuss, so considering I loved his novel (and his review of this was good), I thought I might like it as well. Not so much.

I understand paying homage to authors and stories that you enjoy, but not to this degree. I didn't find there to be anything unique about this book - teen angst, school for wizards, travelling to other worlds to be kings/queens. Yes, this novel was darker in some spots than the other stories, but that wasn't enough for me to forget the references.

The plot was also all over the place. There was no real story-arch that kept you wanting to see what happened next, and to glue the pieces together. The different periods of Q's life in the story were very separate, without much linking them together. Yes, he talks about Fillory a lot, but it would have been great to see him trying to get there throughout the novel, without it just suddenly happening 3/4 of the way through the book (and by a different character, at that). I didn't have any sense of what the 'big bad' was, and what the quest or adventure was.

I just found this book hard to like - the plot was too choppy, characters I didn't really care for, and way too derivative without a new spin to give it uniqueness.
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PurplOttr | 653 outras críticas | Dec 1, 2023 |
This book is very problematic. Firstly, let me say that I did like the actual writing itself and that is mostly what kept me reading. But everything else? Awful. The characters aren't likable and there is little-to-no plot.

Roughly the first half of the book follows Quentin and his friends through magic school - this was the most interesting part to me, mostly because I've never read Harry Potter. Then the book shifts to post-graduation, where he and his friends do little more than get drunk, and then the last quarter of the book is in the magical land of Fillory, a world that seemed to just be a cheap imitation of Narnia and which was never really fleshed out. Since there was no plot, all these setting changes made the book that much more disjointed.

Then there was the unnecessary language and sex, the general "nothing in life matters, I'll just be miserable, then miserable some more, then repeat," attitude of all of the characters, and the gore thrown in that didn't seem to fit with the rest of the book.

Eeesh... I'm not sure how this got to be so popular?
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RachelRachelRachel | 653 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |
Flat out boring. Not worth finishing. Read Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell Instead
hubrisinmotion | 653 outras críticas | Nov 14, 2023 |



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