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Offline Colin (Black Abyss)

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Re: Hello
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2009, 06:49:29 pm »
Peter agree absolutely, it's all in the telling, which is why I thought The Magicians was so bad. It's not the fact it is a steal, it's the fact that it purports to be something more. Here is part of the press release :-

" At once psychologically piercing and magnificently absorbing.......does much more than enlarge the boundaries of conventional fantasy writings....Grossman creates an utterly original world"

sounds good doesn't it. He goes on to say he was trying to

" bring together the literary sensibilities of the Modernist writers.... and the glorious escapism of the fantasy novels...and mash them up together into one perfect book".

In fact all it is is Harry Potter and Narnia with sex and a huge marketing budget. The bottom line is it's poorly written and will no doubt be a huge success therefore further marginalising the truly talented writers out there. I don't blame Lev Grossman I just don't like it.