Articles by Daniel Roberts

November 16, 2010

Beyond Harry, Oz, and Narnia: Lev Grossman’s The Magicians 2

The characters in The Magicians fully acknowledge the existence of the Harry Potter books, which, if anything, makes the realm of the novel feel all the more realistic.

September 9, 2010

Some Answers after The Ask from Sam Lipsyte 5

Exactly six months after the release of The Ask, sales are strong, it sits proudly on featured tables in bookstores, and every lit nerd that you know is raving about it. How Sam Lipsyte grabbed the literary limelight.

August 17, 2010

Old Tricks (Finally) Come Together: A Review of Paul Auster’s Invisible 14

Every time there’s a new Auster novel out, I think it may be different, and I give him a chance, and soon find I’m back in the usual territory: identity puzzles, murky timelines, ominous danger. And I’ve given the guy so many chances.