The Magus


by | Publisher: Vintage
Average vote of 71
| 6 total contributions of which 6 reviews , 0 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
The Magus was originally published in 1965 and reissued in a revised version twelve years later. The story of Nicholas Urfe and his friendship with a demonic millionaire which leads to an elaborate series of staged hallucinations, riddles, and psycho ...Continua
Ha scritto il 03/06/17
"Put the dice on the table and leave the room..."
"but make it seem possible to the players that you were never in the room in the first place." Fowles's delirious godgame is a dense, psychological, stylistically impeccable (though a bit too baroque at times) apology of the very ideas of truth and i...Continua
Ha scritto il 04/03/14
Your sense of reality will be totally lost, the 'truth' changes with every page, and you never know what will happen next - and though you expect a total uprooting of everything that has gone on until then, you are always surprised by the actual turn...Continua
Ha scritto il 08/03/11

smoke and mirrors, endless brain games, twisted minds: when you start to get a firm grasp on a character, it crumbles in front of you like a house of cards. mesmerising reading, it keeps you hanging on.

Ha scritto il 06/04/10
“Baron von Masoch sat on a pin / Then sat again, to push it in”.
This will take a while. *adopts Nicholas Urfe conceited manners* I approached this book and found myself feeling like young Urfe does in the story itself. I read spoilers. I knew that the basic idea was later stolen to make a Hollywood blockbuster yo...Continua
Ha scritto il 11/06/07
A mystical experience

Amazing, astonishing, a book that touched me inside

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