Sort of a post-modern Harry Potter — set in current day New York — about a kid who grew up with fantasy books (sort of thinly-veiled Narnia), but pretty soon gets pulled into a Hogwarts-style school for magic, somewhere in Upstate NY. Like a lot of the novels I’ve been blogging about lately — my multiple-travel-weeks-stash-of-pulp-sci-fi — this one is a fine book to pass the time, but ultimately not that much fun and definitely not very memorable. High concept is great; execution is a little boring.
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