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March 20, 2020 20 min

It was a feeling like nostalgia, but for something I’d never done. Something I’d never had.

 

Murder! Mages! Hard-boiled detective noir meets magic school fantasy, with a dash of sibling rivalry, and scads of teen angst in "Magic for Liars" by Sarah Gailey. Aurelien reviews this trope-busting, genre-crossing mystery novel, and digs into the alluring dream of the Hogwarts letter, with call-outs to X-Men, "The Magicians", and Bewitched (1964-1972). Spoilers start around 14:00!

 

Interviews mentioned in the episode:

- Magic For Liars | Sarah Gailey | Talks at Google: https://youtu.be/w07mVfZ7J-E

- The Qwillery Interview with Sarah Gailey: https://www.theqwillery.com/2019/06/interview-with-sarah-gailey-author-of.html

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