A NoveleBook - 2009
College graduates -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
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lgmosher Apr 27, 2020
This book just gets worse as it progresses.
First of all, Quentin is the biggest douchebag to ever live. He's ungrateful, moody, pathetic, and has no drive to make things better.... He just wants things to happen for him.
Second of all, Grossman has no idea what personal character connecti... Read More »
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The truth doesn't always make a good story, does it? But I think I tied up most of the loose threads. I'm sure you can fill in the rest, if you really think about it.
Nobody wanted to admit they were frightened, so they took the only other option, which was to be irritable instead.
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The main character is a self-loathing teen who hasn't been able to let go of his childhood obsession with a series of fantasy novels about a magical world called Fillory. What a surprise when he discovers first that magic is real, and then that Fillory is too. Unfortunately, for him, neither prove to be all that he'd dreamed they were as a child. While there is a clear and strong plot throughout the book, the novel seems to be mostly about the main character's struggle with his own unhappiness. Magic doesn't do it. A new girlfriend doesn't do it. Entering Fillory doesn't do it. In many ways it's a psychological journey more than a fantasy journey. Be prepared for a level of self-pity and self-loathing that will have you rolling your eyes and hoping this kid will grow up.
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