Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fifty books that define the past half-decade in literature

At Flavorwire, Jason Diamond tagged 50 books that define the past five years in literature. One title on the list:
The Magicians, Lev Grossman (2009)

Grossman came up with a formula that seems so simple that it’s shocking somebody didn’t beat him to it: adults like YA, and everybody loves a good fantasy novel, so why not write a YA trilogy that’s geared more towards the 18-plus crowd? It certainly paid off, and has lots of writers following suit.
Learn about another book on the list.

The Magicians is on Joel Cunningham's list of eight great books for fans of Donna Tartt's The Secret History.

The Page 69 Test: The Magicians.

--Marshal Zeringue