As it turns out, Grossman has some rather famous fans. Everyone from Rainbow Rowell to Neil Gaiman turns up in the trailer to read the first few paragraphs of the book, which evoke the beautiful and bittersweet experience of being inside a bookstore in the modern age.
Check it out:
Featuring Michelle Hodkin, Ryan North, Gregory Maguire, Peter Straub, Terry Brooks, Gary Shteyngart, Rainbow Rowell, Charles Stross, Patrick Rothfuss, J. Courtney Sullivan, Neil Gaiman, Ameriie, Erin Morgenstern, and, of course, Lev Grossman.
3. The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman hits stores on Aug. 5, 2014:
- Arkansas has carried out the first double execution since 2000. The state had scheduled 8 executions before a key drug expires.
- "Stealthing," or purposefully removing a condom during sex without consent, has become a new trend — victims say it is another form of assault.
- The same Russian hackers who interfered in the 2016 US presidential election are now active in German and French politics 💻
- A popular app changed the name of a filter after people complained it whitewashes them. The filter still lightens your skin though 🤔