7th August, 2014

“This trilogy is not, as it is so often described, “Harry Potter for adults.” But it is a meditation on whether magic cake can be eaten happily or whether it would go stale when exposed to the bitter air of a more realistic treatment. Maybe, this masterful close suggests, both real and fantasy worlds have space for heroes and magic.”

Review: ‘The Magician’s Land’ unveils a new reality

In which I review The Magician’s Land for the Los Angeles Times. One of the reasons I think this is not “Harry Potter for adults,” by the by, is because Harry Potter is already Harry Potter for anyone who reads it. Ahem.

Also: I’d forgotten how hard reviewing can be. I could say much more about these books. Read them.