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The Magicians Download The Magicians Author Lev Grossman Ivogue.co.uk Ma Ioni Ari Su Uzbudljiv Roman O Magiji I Drugim Svjetovima Koji Svojom Inventivno U I Suptilnom Psihologijom Likova Ne Samo Pro Iruje, Ve I Nadilazi Granice Konvencionalnog Anra Fantastike Opisuju I Djelovanje Magije U Stvarnom Svijetu, U Rukama Stvarnih Ljudi S Njihovim Hirovitim Eljama I Nestalnim Emocijama, Lev Grossman Odaje Po Ast Djelima C S Lewisa, T H Whitea I J K Rowling, Istovremeno Stvaraju I Sasvim Originalan Svijet U Kojem Dobro I Zlo Nisu Crno Bijeli, Ljubav I Seks Nisu Tako Jednostavni Ni Nevini, A Cijena Mo I Velika Je I Stra Na.Za Sve Ljubitelje Fantastike, Pogotovo One Formirane Na Sagi O Harryu Potteru, Ma Ioni Ari Postaju Nezaobilazno Tivo Zaista Sve Se, Naime, Mo E Dogoditi Kada Ma Ioni Ari, Sa Svom Svojom Mo I, Odrastu I Otisnu Se U Avanturu Zvanu Svijet I Svjetovi Oko Nas

  • Paperback
  • 393 pages
  • The Magicians
  • Lev Grossman
  • Croatian
  • 09 April 2018
  • 9789533042367

About the Author: Lev Grossman

My novel The Magicians was a New York Times bestseller So was the sequel, The Magician King. The third book in the trilogy, The Magician s Land, will be published in August 2014.There s yet information about me and my books on


10 thoughts on “The Magicians

  1. says:

    I know this is a thing us bibliophiles really shouldn t say EVER, but I think the show is way better.Don t hurt me.When I started watching the SYFY version of The Magicians and actually really liked it, I made a quick mental note to go back and read this book first before I got too far into it Because the book can usually be relied on to be better, I wanted to experience it in written format first In this case, though, the book makes the story boring, the characters downright insufferable, and it contains less of an emotional pull.I ve heard others pulling up comparisons to Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia, and I can see the obvious influence of both a boarding school for magicians and doorways to a secret world but The Magicians lacks the magical spark of either In fact, it only barely feels like a fantasy novel, reminding me of Tartt s The Secret History with a touch of magic something that may or may not sound appealing Actually, that description fits so right that I wonder if I stole it from someone else Anyway, this is about a bunch of smart beyond belief characters who walk around being self obsessed and annoying Are you smart There was no non embarrassing answer to this I guess Don t worry about it, everybody here is If they even brought you in for the Exam you were the smartest person in your school, teachers included It feels like it s about pretentious people being pretentious Don t...

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    This book has been hard pedaled as an adult Harry Potter and it is but with a soulless little git like Draco Malfoy as the main protagonist Grossman doesn t get to the genuine transformative joy possible in books about other worlds and magic, the metaphorical kick one can bring to the reader This is a cold and sterile book for people who think themselves too sophisticated for genre fiction, a sub section of the reading public that, I suspect, includes the author.To be fair there are certain things Grossman does well There are isolated set pieces of violence and magical ritual gone wrong, that are thrilling, scary and visceral He also is very clever at conveying the huge rush of empowerment a disenfranchised teen would feel when uncovering then honing magical powers The old riff of a nobody becoming somebody is done well here, even though it s crouched in dry, clinical and mechanistic terms that undermine its effectiveness And that s the rub here For every scene of terror and beauty, there are two that are clumsy and lame Grossman presents cert...

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    You can t just decide to be happy No, you can t But you can sure as hell decide to be miserable Is that what you want The answer to this, as far as Quentin Coldwater is concerned, is a resounding YES At any stage of his life He makes Holden Caulfield look like a bundle of sunshine He makes Charlie Brown resemble an embodiment of optimism and positivity Eeyore the Donkey is brimming with life force compared to our perpetually unhappy hero You couldn t have everything Or at least the available evidence pointed overwhelmingly to that conclusion Not only will he always think of a cup as being half empty, but he will drive himself crazy wondering who the hell drank half of it to make it so Hand him his deepest dream on a silver platter and five minutes later he will be whining in a decidedly disillusioned fashion about how it fails to make him happy Disillusionment and dissatisfaction are how he operates If ennui were to be a superpower, Quentin Coldwater would have been Superman, propelled into space by the power of his constant negativity. All of it just confirmed his belief that his real life, the life he should be living, had been mislaid through some clerical error by the cosmic bureaucracy This couldn t be it It had been diverted somewhere else, to somebody else, and he d been issued this shitty substitute faux life instead In The Magicians Lev Grossman goes against the popular de...

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    If you will, for just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life Stop waiting This is it there s nothing else It s here, and you d better decide to enjoy it or you re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever You can t just decide to be happy No, you can t But you can sure as hell decide to be miserable Is that what you want Do you want to be the asshole who went to Fillory and was miserable there Even in Fillory Because that s who you are right now Brakebills is like Harry Potter for assholes, and to that, I say bravo because that s a fucking fantastic thing Yes, Harry Potter was a pretty dark series by its end, but it started as a children s tale The characters are admirable Brave Courageous They are imperfect, but they re often models, paragons Real life isn t like that Real people are jerks, and, let s admit it, we ll do anything to get ahead We lie We cheat We steal This is the American dream, and this is what the American characters in this book represent The main character in this book is a depressed, over analytical little shit and that s just fine, because I m a glass half empty kind of person, and he reso...

  5. says:

    The story of a quasi sociopathic high school cretin who mouth breathes his way into an exclusive fantasy club of anhedonic wizards replete with bad writing and worse story telling Enjoy.

  6. says:

    Pretend Harry Potter was a bit of a narcissistic douchebag, and all of his friends were whiny a holes who drank too much.Now pretend that they crammed 5 years worth of their Hogwarts adventures into one book Except most of the adventures are fairly mundane, with a few exceptions sprinkled here and there.Then pretend at the very end of said book, they all took a trip to a warped version of Narniawith mixed results.Now, if you re the type of reader who absolutely has to like the main character, or feels like you need to at the very least sympathize with them Then you may want to give this one a pass.I knew going into it that this was a story populated with moody dickholes, so that part of it didn t bother me.What I didn t realize was that this was going to be a fairly random, rambling book It just sort of goes along at its own pace, telling the story it wants to tell, without much regard to how much you want it to get to the fucking point already.The short version Quentin finds out he s one of...

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    Originally reviewed in Sept 2010 I have a Goordreads friend who likes this book He expressed a thought that I might not While not wholly correct about my take he came pretty close Well, first Stephen, you re right in a way, I don t like stories that are downers just to be downers The nihilistic attitude you see so often I don t like the as I ve said before life is crap and then you die story So many today seem to think that for a story to have any depth it has to be deeply depressing On the other hand if there is a reason for the sadness in a story then it makes sense for example Julius Winsome, Julius Winsome one of the saddest books out there, but wonderful and highly recommended.But you were close to right about this one It has in my opinion a lot of flaws I m sorry I feel this way for Dawn just gave it 5 stars and I agree with her on some books So, please don t be insulted that we disagree here.I don t hate this book, but neither do I really care for it For much of it s length it could be said that the book actually h...

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    Quentin Coldwater is an unhappy teen, eyeing up an uncertain future in college He s secretly in love with his friend Julia Nothing else really matters to him except the Fillory and Further series of books he s loved since childhood Imagine how he feels when a seamingly routine college interview drops an undiscovered Fillory book in his grasp and leads him to Brakebills, a college of wizardry, and worlds beyondFirst of all, this isn t Harry Potter for adults, no matter how much people want to slap that label on it Although if you expanded that label to Harry Potter for cynical adults who ve read Harry Potter and don t think it s the greatest series ever written, it would be accurate It has a superficial resemblance to Harry Potter in that both books involve learning to be a wizard That s about it Parts of it remind me of Stephen King s The Talisman, while others reminded me of Wizard of Earthsea, and the magic reminds me of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.In a nutshell, The Magicians depicts what would happen if regular people went to a college for wizards, complete with parties, sex, drugs, cursing, and making stupid choices The characters make mistakes and act like normal people, not heroes Quentin s never happy, not even in his relationship with Alice or his friendships with the other...

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    Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter.com I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally UPDATE After reading other reviews online, I realized that I could ve made my point even succinctly by simply saying the following Oh, wonderful another dour academe writes another fussy, joyless genre exercise, designed specifically for MFA circle jerks who consider themselves above such silly frippery Yeah, that s exactly what the world needed I like that review much than my original one below, which as commenters have already noted, sounds like I didn t get the fact that Grossman deliberately ripped off the Harry Potter storyline, precisely to make the point that such a world would actually be fussy and joyless I get that Grossman deliberately ripped off Harry Potter my point is that he s an untalented f cking hack for doing so, and that such a thing is profoundly offensive to those of us who are adult genre fans, and who do enjoy the Harry Potter books precisely for their sense of jo...

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    A definite 5 EDIT Having now read the highest rated reviews of the book I m amazed at the amount of vitriol on show I ve no idea what provoked it I stand by my opinion and don t recognise the novel portrayed in many of these reviews.The Magicians immediately appealed to my writer bones There a great many sharply observed and cuttingly sarcastic lines There a good few beautiful ones Along with the Victorian sensibilities of the Brakebills school of magic Lev Grossman adopts a witty almost drawing room prose that has notes of Oscar Wilde and the later Evelyn Waugh More recently it puts me in mind of the literary excellence of Josiah Bancroft.So the writing is top notch The characters The plot All very engaging too.I have seen some reviewers make a big deal of the point of view character, Quentin Coldwater, being an unsympathetic protagonist I really didn t get that The book has been called Harry Potter for grownups it contains a magic school, what else will people call it and certainly Quentin is no brave hearted, resilient hero in the making in the model of young Mr Potter He s flawed, human, he variously...

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