I read this book about ten years ago when I was 21.
The Magic Mountain is an enchanting novel by German novelist and short story writer, Thomas Mann (1875-1955), who received the 1929 Nobel Prize for Literature.
Anyone who reads this book, aside from his or her affinities, will come out of it a little or much wiser.
Many cogent remarks have already been made on Mann and his Magic Mountain. I will not rehearse them here but simply add a few reflections based on my second reading of the book. Read morePublished 25 days ago by otto k
One of my favorite books. This is a story about a young man living in a sanitorium for TB patients. Classic.Published 1 month ago by jozahnee
The writing is brilliant, particularly the author's reflections on time. It's a book written to create an effect though, not to tell a story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by CATTA
I read this book in high school as part of an English class requirement. I have always wanted to read it again and now I have had a chance to read it again and keep it in my... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kim Leighton
Mann seems to know a lot about many different things. The depth of philosophic dialogue is astounding. Read morePublished 4 months ago by john borchelt
Wish I could find the original cover of copy I had in the 1960's; I liked that cover art. This translation, however, is very good and comes closer to the German language; and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by L. Polgar
I finally read this often-discussed classic, liked it, but was quite put-off by the piles of philosphical and religious discussion that Mann seemed to throw into the text, using... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jack M. Walter
Well it took me a year of off and on reading, but I finally finished it. The problem with longer books is that they are up and down. Read morePublished 5 months ago by A. Meyer