Monday, November 9, 2009

Six greatest fantasy books of all time

Lev Grossman is Time magazine's book critic as well as one of its lead technology writers. The New York Times says he's “among this country's smartest and most reliable critics.”

He published his first novel, Warp, in 1997. His second novel, Codex, came out in 2004 and became an international bestseller.

His new novel is The Magicians.

For The Week magazine, Grossman named the "six greatest fantasy books of all time."

One book to make the grade:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (HarperCollins, $7).

A shoo-in. Whether you’re young or old, Christian or whatever, Lewis’ tale of children crossing from one world to another—and discovering their power there—is pure Turkish Delight: The more you read, the more you want.
Read about the other five books on Grossman's list.

Read an excerpt from The Magicians, and learn more about the book and author at Lev Grossman's website and The Magicians website.

The Page 69 Test: The Magicians by Lev Grossman.

--Marshal Zeringue