Saturday, November 16, 2013

Five books that changed Gary Corby

Gary Corby is a novelist and former systems programmer at Microsoft. His Athenian Mystery series, stars Nicolaos, his girlfriend Diotima, and his irritating pre-adult brother Socrates. Corby lives in Australia with his wife and two daughters.

In 2012 Corby shared with the Sydney Morning Herald a list of five books that changed him. One title on the list:
A Wizard of Earthsea
Ursula K. Le Guin

Imagine a magical world where a boy goes to a school for wizards, where he must learn to control his enormous talent and come to terms with his own mortality. No, it's not Harry Potter. It's A Wizard of Earthsea, written 25 years before J.K. Rowling put pen to paper. Earthsea's worth it for the beautiful place names alone, and the gorgeous map of the archipelago, where an arrogant young goatherd grows up to become the humble Archmage of all the isles.
Read about the other books on the list.

A Wizard of Earthsea is one of Lev Grossman's top five fantasy novels.

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