Just like all art, books reflect us. They reflect who we are, they reflect the world, and they reflect our true nature. They are living tomes which convey a beauty and a connection that cannot die. I read Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Classic Lit, Horror, and Non-Fiction.
The Magicians is the greatest book of it's genre. This sounds like a bold claim; It is. But it's also true. That's because The Magicians isn't a Sci-fi or fantasy book. Not primarily. The Magicians is the best fanfiction ever written. If you treat it like a run of the mill fantasy book, then it's not great, but if you treat it like what it is, then it's top of its class.