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Filled with shocks and chilling surprises, The Magus is a masterwork of contemporary literature. In it, a young Englishman, Nicholas Urfe, accepts a teaching position on a Greek island where his friendship with the owner of the islands most magnificent estate leads him into a nightmare. As reality and fantasy are deliberately confused by staged deaths, erotic encounters, and terrifying violence, Urfe becomes a desperate man fighting for his sanity and his life. A work rich with symbols, conundrums and labrinthine twists of event, The Magus is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining, a work that ranks with the best novels of modern times.
Tedious, dated, unnecessarily obscure; interesting, but not worth it.Published 20 days ago by DanielFoley
I suffered through this tedious book of superfluous writing. Reading reviews made me think I was going to read a masterpiece, instead I suffered through one of the worst books I... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Ann
The book had an interesting concept but was too convoluted for my liking. I could not understand the interjection of foreign language at different places in the book including the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Wolff
This tiresome book is the perfect work of fiction for an intellectually pretentious, narcissistic, sexually frustrated undergraduate in the midst of an identity crisis. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David K. Mulhern
Do not, I repeat do not purchase this book unless you're interested in an in-depth, extremely interesting, magisterial mystery book!Published 1 month ago by jj
Reread after 25 years, more engaging than I remembered. Deeply intriguing, lyrical and evocative, Fowles nails it here, though I understand its his least favourite work.Published 2 months ago by Majella