August 22, 2023 9:43 am

locations in the magicians

The Magicians is one of those series of books that I enjoy rereading. Not really sure why, but one thing that's surpising to me is how many of the real world places that seem to have inspired the book are in my orbit.

In Brooklyn, there are a couple of scenes were they hang out in a dead zone near the Gowanus canal. I had a wild neighbor who used to own if not that exact spot, then something exactly like it.

"Brakebills" exists somewhere upstate near West Point, and I've spend many hours in Bear Mountain.

I've ended up in Arles a couple of times, and wandered through the back country around Murs when the gang went to look for ol' timy religions.

Flying into the British Virgin Islands there was a passport problem with one of our group, and that outpost was definately reminicint of the end of Fillory.

At the end of the last book, they get into a big fight in the woods of western Connecticut, which is where I live now. They take a train from Amenia back to the city, and I just got tacos in Amenia at this strange mexican grocery store that could very well have been a front for something. Tacos were great though.

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