Ok guys. So we talked about video games, movies, and TV shows. But I really hope those aren’t the only forms of media you ingest. Books, despite being long and more likely to give you papercuts than any other form of entertainment, are awesome and you should read more of them. This year alone a number of cool titles came out that you should check out. I even through in a comic book trade paperback for you
Browsing The Magicians™
Lev Grossman’s book The Magicians may initially seem to be a cheap ripoff of the Harry Potter series: a young man who doesn’t quite fit in discovers he has a talent for sorcery, and is whisked out of the “real world” into a university that trains magicians. Grossman is not plagiarizing Harry Potter; he is responding to it. He is responding, as well, to Lewis’s Narnia series, and in a sense to all fantasy.