Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The very best of 2012: The Magician King



Movie promoters have really cheapened the concept of alternate reality games, turning them into tedious math problems and giving out instantly forgettable screenshots to movie bloggers as the prize.

But what if an ARG took over your life?  What would you give for a life of magic and adventure?  Lev Grossman's The Magician King was the best book I read this year.  $10 at Amazon.

You can see more of the best of 2012 here.

2 comments:

  1. I didn't know there was an ARG for this, and for a moment, I was confused. Then, I realized what your stars were, and I was severely impressed.

    What was the game like?

    /LOVED the book

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  2. No, sorry, I wrote it inartfully - - I consider Julia's quest in the book to be an ARG.

    The image was of temporary tattoos given out during the book tour. There's also a t-shirt with the tattoos from the first book:

    http://www.superpunch.net/2011/10/brakebills-college-t-shirts.html

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