The Magus

The Magus Review

This daring literary thriller, rich with eroticism and suspense, is one of John Fowles's best-loved and bestselling novels and has contributed significantly to his international reputation as a writer of the first degree. At the center of The Magus is Nicholas Urfe, a young Englishman who accepts a teaching position on a remote Greek island, where he befriends a local millionaire. The friendship soon evolves into a deadly game, in which reality and fantasy are deliberately manipulated, and Nicholas finds that he must fight not only for his sanity but for his very survival.

Title:The Magus
Edition Language:English

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  • Glenn Russell

    ""The Magus" is a stunner, magnificent in ambition, supple and gorgeous in execution. It fits no neat category; it is at once a pyrotechnical extravaganza, a wild, hilarious charade, a dynamo of suspe...

  • MacK

    My students like to use the made up word, "unputdownable." I always laugh at this. I can always put down a book, I can even put down this one. The problem is, I can't seem to stop picking it up again....

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    Ανήκει στην κατηγορία των βιβλίων που δεν θα ξεχάσεις ποτέ όταν το διαβάσεις. Έχει μια μυστηριακή πολύπλοκη κ...

  • Jessica Baxter

    this book fucked me up. i suppose it could be defined as a "psychological thriller" but its very jungian, steeped in metaphor and symbolism and eroticisim and mythology and shakespeare. its also an in...

  • Jaidee

    5 "cinematic, psychosexual thriller" stars !! This is a book that can be easily dismissed when we are guarded, cynical, fearful or imperious. I started this book at a remote location with very small f...

  • Shovelmonkey1

    Here on Goodreads, rather than judging a book by its cover, it is always handier to judge a book based on what your friends and people you are following had to say about it after it had passed under t...

  • Julie Christine

    Oh boy. Here's the thing: If you read this novel as a citizen of 2010, a member of our hyper-speed, uber-connected modern society that navel-gazes in 140 word bytes with little interest in true intros...

  • Joey Woolfardis

    Read as part of The Infinite Variety Reading Challenge, based on the BBC's Big Read Poll of 2003.Nicholas Urfe, an Oxford graduate post-war, with no direction and a slight hint of nymphomania, travels...

  • Beth

    I had no idea what this book was about. The prose style was nice, but the plot was completely unfathomable. I decided about a third of the way through the book that it was one of the worst things I ha...

  • ??Nani??

    3.75⭐Yes. Yes. Yes! I made it!!! My final book of 2017!!💃🏻Oh and Nicholas, You deserve everything!😡RTC ...