I can’t decide if this is a terrible book or an excellent one. I am disgusted by it, and yet I am impressed.
(At the point, I tried to organise the thoughts into positive and negative categories, but upon later reflection they are all woven together — perhaps I need more time to reflect on this before writing my review! I finished it at 4am last night.)
Firstly, the book impressed me. I thought it was clever at times. I’ve read fantasy reasonably solidly for reasonably my entire life, and The Magicians surprised and delighted me at times with unexpected twists and reversals. I never knew what to expect going around the corner, and that unsettled me. Continue reading “2/50: The Magicians”