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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.
This clearly is an important work. The book explores, inter alia, the intersections intellect and illusion, will and submission, power and freedom, guilt and shame and cruelty and... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Roadhouse
I am only 35% of the way through the book and I am finding the story to be slow and tedious, not compelling. Hopefully it will get better.Published 2 months ago by Fred Morehead
His writing is so incredible. This book blew my mind like 5 different times. Long, but worth it.Published 2 months ago by Benjamin Baldwin
I first read this book when I was young, back in the day...It bamboozled me. Now that I'm a better reader, I found it a great read, timeless, and a great escape. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Hogan
Very nice book. Interesting story line and well narrated. everyone knew it, of course, this is John Fowles.Published 3 months ago by Smet