Category: book reviews

The Magicians, by Lev Grossman

The Demands of Magic in Fantasy Literature – Grossman’s The Magicians

In Lev Grossman’s delightful, if slightly disturbing, 2009 book, The Magicians, the author draws high fantasy’s sword from the stone one more time, but sharpens and hardens the edge to slice and dice a re-imagining of a fantasy world that is tougher, more mature, and more realistic than the high-school world of Harry Potter or that of Narnia’s more innocent children.

A Guide to Fantasy Literature, by Philip Martin

Fantasy Lit Book Reviewed in January Magazine

Here’s a link to a good review of A Guide to Fantasy Literature: Thoughts on Stories of Wonder and Enchantment that appeared in the online journal, January Magazine.