Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Teaser Tuesday (15/6)

Every little thing it does is magic, every little thing I read turns me on -- It's Tuesday Teaser! A bit late, but it's not Wednesday yet! As always, from Should Be Reading.

Later on the test gave him a passage from The Tempest, then asked him to make up a fake language, and then to translate the Shakespeare into the made-up language. He was then asked questions about the grammar and orthography of his made-up language, and then -- honestly, what was the point? -- questions about the made-up geography and culture and society of the mad-up country where his made-up language was so fluently spoken.

The Magicians, p. 23. Lev Grossman


  1. At first, I thought this would be one of those books I'd just glance at before moving on to something else. But after reading a couple of chapters, I'm hooked. And the passage you quote here is one of my favorites, so far. I'll be interested to see what you think of the book.

  2. I finished it yesterday morning and have been working on the comments on and off; in a nutshell, I enjoyed its charm and humor. I tend to prefer happy or "decent" endings at least, so the ending left me wanting -- but it kept my interest all the same.

    I'll read more of Grossman as I can, at any rate. :)