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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 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 againWe are thrown whether we like it or not into the addled frantic mind of Nicholas Urfe a man in the middle of a suspenseful psychological experiment The only problem is without telling us Fowles turns it into a suspenseful philosophical experiment as well We are left never fully knowing what is to come next what is real and what is unreal And we become so attached so dependent upon Urfe his reactions to the moments his arrogant assumptions about what is true and what is false that we become as mentally addled as he is and as incapable of leaving the invented world of the magus behind as he isMy mother managed to put it down and leave it down I drove on like Urfe deeper and deeper into the tormented abyss that is compulsion and an inability to accept freedom All the while uestioning everything I knew about love about obligations about intelligence trust truth fiction theater and of course freedomI don't know if I fully understand the book just as Urfe doesn't fully understand the experiment But I knew I wouldn't stop that I was free to stop but that rather than feeling obliged to finish or understand I exercised my freedom to explore and discoverRather than repeating the unputdownable line I think this book can best be described as a Niel LaBute play put into prose or rather LaBute is Fowles put into the theater You are never sure of your footing never confident in your stance and sure that no matter how you love the journey you will receive a wicked kidney punch in due course And that love and freedom means that you are willing to accept the kidney punch if that's what it takes to understand

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The MagusA 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 T 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 intense love story of sorts the main character is a completely fleshed out real flawed person who you relate to and fear for and empathize with the premise is that this british guy gets a teaching job on a small island in greece soon after WWII ends and becomes intwined in the livesmind games of this man and his crewjust when you meaning the protagonist think you know whats really going on with these people it all changes and youre left baffled and curious and invested than ever in addition to being all of those things its a really fast read despite its 700 pages and a really interesting commentary on europe after the war especially brits

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The Magus kindle ô 656 pages Download Ý John Fowles ó ➫ [Ebook] ➦ The Magus By John Fowles ➶ – Danpashley.co.uk 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 reHe 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 surviva 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 had ever read But due to some strange self flagellatory compulsion I told myself there was no way I was going to let it beat me so I slogged through teeth clenched until the end I found out later that they actually made a movie out of it About the film Woody Allen is to have said If I could live my life over again I would do everything the same except for seeing 'The Magus' As for the book I couldn't have said it better myself Woody