The Magus by John Fowles

In books read on August 25, 2006

Fabulously long, it needed to be to fit it all in. I'm not quite sure where to start describing this without giving it all away. If I could give it all away because I'm not quite sure I understood it all, or even if it all could be understood.

It's the story of Nicholas Urfe, twenty something in 1952, ends up as the English master in a Greek boys school. Life on the Greek island gets all a bit odd, to put it mildly.

I did find it a trifle slow to get going, but knew enough about Fowles' writing to know that it wasn't going to be a straightforward story. I could probably have left it anytime in the first couple of hundred pages (of 600) but not in the last couple of hundred when I couldn't turn the pages over fast enough.

Definitley an author I'll be reading more of.


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