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Like "Catcher in the Rye," Except Crappier

April 14, 2012 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 13 minutes • Wiki EntryAfter Dark

Get out your magic wands, prepare your incantations, and prepare for a battle of wills involving ancient powers and callow youths. We discuss two recent novels with magic at the fore: Lev Grossman's "The Magicians" and Erin Morgenstern's "The Night Circus." One of them we liked a lot... the other, not so much! Prepare yourself for a magical podcast.

Special guests Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty, and Serenity Caldwell.

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Yes, this episode contains spoilers for these books. You shouldn't listen if you haven't read them. We start talking about "The Night Circus" 36 minutes into the podcast, so you can skip the first bit if you don't want to be spoiled on "The Magicians."