Critiquing The Magicians: M for Mature?

Hello, and welcome to the second round of critical paddling thoughtful critiquing into The Magicians and why it failed to work for me. Last time, I talked about the concept of Set-Up and Pay-Off and the delicate balance it requires to get your audience invested and satisfied. This time, I'll be talking about a much … Continue reading Critiquing The Magicians: M for Mature?

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Critiquing The Magicians: Set-Up and Pay-Off

Criticizing a book when you are as of yet unpublished seems to smack of tempting fate. But I wouldn't be the critical reader I like to think I am if I shied away from a controversial opinion. So for the next two posts, I am going to¬†flagellate review Lev Grossman's book The Magicians and where … Continue reading Critiquing The Magicians: Set-Up and Pay-Off