Lev Grossman is the author of the international bestseller Codex and TIME Magazine’s senior book critic. He also writes for the blog Nerd World, where geek culture is king (as well it should be – le roi s’amuse.) But it’s Grossman’s latest book, The Magicians, available in the US on Tuesday August 11th, that really got the attention of The LA Books Examiner.
The Magicians introduces the brilliant and brooding Quentin Coldwater, a high school senior in Brooklyn, NY, who really should be happier than he is. He has two really good friends, a GPA that’s a full point higher than most people even know is possible to have, and he can basically write his own ticket to the Ivy League. He should be happy!