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Pornographic sexual content: no stars,
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This review is from: The Magicians: (Book 1) (Paperback)
This is written in extremely simple prose, suited to a confident 10yr old which at first glance leads to the assumption it's a book for children, especially as the subject is a school for wizards.
The first half is a direct Harry Potter copy, the second is Narnia: the unhappy boy finds out he's really a wizard then discovers another world with the help of a magic button....Yes, a magic button. His access to this world is via an inbetween place exactly like " the magician's nephew" by C.S. Lewis.
BUT...BUT the middle section is full of explicit sexual debauchery, including drug-fuelled orgies, drunken threesomes, and homosexual voyeurism that I can only assume the author was 'getting off' while writing this stuff in childish prose.
This is an appalling piece of writing, derivative in the extreme and gratuitously sexual in content. I am astounded it found a publisher.