Friday, September 14, 2012

Follow Friday

Q: What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk?

I truly disliked The Magicians by Lev Grossman. I'd heard such good things about it and the premise sounded so interesting, that I really was very disappointed when I read it. A predictable story plus a group of highly unlikeable characters makes for a very frustrating read.


Anonymous said...

I thought that The Magicians was well written with some really enjoyable sections but I couldn't connect with the characters. They were arrogant and unlikeable. I though it was a cold book, no empathy between the reader and the story. New follower :)

Katja Weinert said...

I've heard of it, but not read it. Somehow hearing seeing it listed as over-rated makes me feel better about not having got to it :)
Thanks for stopping by and I'm now following.

Unknown said...

Huh, and I thought that one would be a nice read. I haven't gotten to it yet, and I'm not sure I ever will.

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Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

That one sounds familiar, yet I can't recall where I heard of it before. Oh well. Won't be adding it to my list now!
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Have a GREAT weekend!

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Trish said...

never heard of this one! i'll be sure not to read it.

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Kristina said...

Old follower (didn't do a ff this week). I liked this book but saw many mixed reviews before I read it.

Cassi Haggard said...

Unlikable characters are the WORST.

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Susan said...

I've heard pretty much the same opinion about this book. I had heard it was like a Harry Potter for Grownups, but then I heard it was a let I'm not really that eager to even read it.

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Bellas Shelf said...

I have heard of this and it seems to be really loved or really not.
I personally have never read it and have no interest in doing so. I read the first 4 Harry Potters waay back when & that was enough for me! lolz.
Have a gr8 weekend..
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Michelle SedeƱo said...

I'm not sure I've heard this one before.
Here's my FF..
Have a great day!
*New GFC follower. :)

Kate @ The Bookaholic Blurbs said...

Haven't read this one! But thanks for following! Following back!

RuthB said...

I haven't read that one. It has a nice cover
thnks 4 the follow -following u via GFC

Heather said...


I read this too, hearing it called "the grown-ups Harry Potter" and found the characters to almost all be insufferable whiners. I wanted to smack them all and scream "You've been given such a wonderful gift and all you do with it is THIS?!"

The author mentioned he wrote this book while going through a divorce, so I think that really contributes to his dire outlook on human nature.

My review of this book was also not so positive!!