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The Magus


On a remote Greek Island, Nicholas Urfe finds himself embroiled in the deceptions of a master trickster. As reality and illusion intertwine, Urfe is ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
Ronald M

Alas, a snooze

by Ronald M on Jul 29, 2010

I had read "The Magus" in college and was really caught up in its thrall, but now revisiting it years later, it seems somewhat pedantic with not terribly interesting narrative thrust. It almost seems too academic to me. If you read the foreword by the author, I'm tending to think his initial impulses were correct -- that it was the creation of an immature writer. Anyway, I couldn't slog beyond a few pages of it. Much better and worth your attention is "The Collector," which starts purring right out of the gate. Maybe I've read too many detective novels. First deadly sin committed against your reader -- lack of dramatic thrust.


A Wonderful Read

by rm80 on Dec 17, 2009

A great fast paced, entertaining read. This is the first John Fowles book that I've read, and after reading it I see why he is so highly heralded as a writer.


Definately intriguing

by kimberly29 on Oct 23, 2008

This book is one which leaves you confused, reading on just to understand exactly what is happening. It's definately a different sort of book, but i loved it and definately recommend it to friends.

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