Book :: The Magus

The Magus
By: John Fowles
Pages: 656
Published: 1966
Genre(s): Fantasy
Mystery
England
Rating: (4)

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On a remote Greek Island, Nicholas Urfe finds himself embroiled in the deceptions of a master trickster. As reality and illusion intertwine, Urfe is caught up in the darkest of psychological games. John Fowles expertly unfolds a tale that is lush with over-powering imagery in a spellbinding exploration of human complexities. By turns disturbing, thrilling and seductive, The Magus is a feast for...

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I really hate investing time to a long, complicated book waiting for it all to come together and realizing at the end that I don't know what happened! I am silently screaming! I wanted so much to love this book...but didn't. Maybe I read it too late in life? Maybe I don't have the time to contemplate all the nuances? I hated the ending....

Jul 10th, 2017

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I really hate investing time to a long, complicated book waiting for it all to come together and realizing at the end that I don't know what happened! I am silently screaming! I wanted so much to love this book...but didn't. Maybe I read it too late in life? Maybe I don't have the time to contemplate all the nuances? I hated the ending....

Jul 10th, 2017

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Feb 26th, 2015

tonyearl tonyearl

Was my all time favorite book until I turned 30.

Jan 30th, 2013

The Magus appears on these lists...

93rd on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library

67th on The Big Read by BBC

60th on Books of the Century by Waterstone