Announcing a new Meetup for Hip & Well Read!What
: Hip and Well Read: The Magicians: A NovelWhen
: Wednesday, August 25,[masked]:30 PMPrice
: $2.00 per personWhere
: Philly Diner
3901 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Hey Hipsters and Bibliophiles,
For our August meetup, by your vote, we will be reading The Magicians: A Novel
by Lev Grossman.The Magicians: A Novel
by Lev Grossman
Mixing the magic of beloved children's fantasy classics (from Narnia and Oz to Harry Potter and Earthsea) with the sex, excess, angst, and anticlimax of life in college and beyond, Lev Grossman's Magicians reimagines modern-day fantasy for grownups. Quentin Coldwater lives in a state of perpetual melancholy, privately obsessed with his childhood books about the enchanted land of Fillory. When he?s admitted to the surreptitious Brakebills Academy for an education in magic, Quentin finds mastering spells is tedious (and love is even more fraught). He also discovers his power has thrilling potential--though it's unclear what he should do with it once he's moved with his new magician cohorts to New York City. Then they discover the magical land of Fillory is real and launch an expedition to use their powers to set things right in the kingdom--which, naturally, turns out to be a much murkier proposition than expected. The Magicians breathes life into a cast of characters you want to know--if the people you want to know are charismatic, brilliant, complex, flawed magicians--and does what Quentin claims books never really manage to do: "get you out, really out, of where you were and into somewhere better. " Or if not better, at least a heck of a lot more interesting.
I had no problems finding this at the local independent bookstore.The Magicians: A Novel
is available on Amazon.com, however, I encourage you all to support your local independent book store or library:City Paper's List of Independent BookstoresGoogle Map/Listing of Independent Bookstores in Philly
You will notice that that if you RSVP "Yes," you'll be charged to attend. This is to help me cover my costs as Organizer and reduce the number of no-shows we have at meetings. Please keep in mind I'm only giving refunds if the meeting is canceled or rescheduled, not if you change your mind about attending.Thinking about coming when the Meetup is FULL? Read/click here.
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/philadelphia-hip-and-well-read-book-club/calendar/14086271/