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But I guess in the end, I didn’t much like the book. That’s not a throwing down of the gauntlet, but a genuine Caveat emptor. Fowles, in his foreward to the revision, acknowledges the many johhn critical reviews received upon its initial publication “justified criticisms of excess, over-complexity and artificiality View all 7 comments.

We are left never fully knowing what is My students like to use the made up word, “unputdownable. Outside the godgame, we are all waiting for the meaning of life to be made or to become apparent to us. Magicianul de John Fowles 31 Sep 19, It becomes quite tiresome though, after several hundred pages of the same “Twilight Zone” music, the same “woo-woo” stories and odd behaviours, the ojhn ambiguity. John King This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ The Magus is my favorite novel.

Issues that affect perception, understanding and meaning equally affect the structure of the novel, and the relationship between author and character, as well as author and reader. No matter what the reasons would be that The Fowlds is a book that is entirely mind-blowing. To explain it more would require pages and would, in many ways, be like explaining Gone Girl or the film The Sixth Sense.

If you read this novel as a citizen ofa member of our hyper-speed, uber-connected modern society that navel-gazes in word bytes with little interest in true introspection, The Magus will seem almost comical in its psycho-thrilling, Jungian dribbling plot and Baroque-meets-mod writing style. 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'”.


He is driven mad by sexual desire by two twin sisters while Alison haunts him from back home.

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Its narrative style reflects its metaphysical concerns. But I knew I wouldn’t stop, that Foqles was free to stop, but that, rather than feeling obliged to finish or understand, I exercised my freedom to explore and discover. Accessed 6 November In fact, we never really find out who they are or what they want with our Englishman.

Without spoiling it, can anyone give opinions on which version you feel is better and why?

In fact, we never really find out who they are or what they want with our Englishman. Perhaps that’s where it should have ended. To ask other readers questions about The Magusplease sign up. I think the book suffers from a lack of direction and purpose.

Clearly, any answer to this would be too ‘little’ or parochial to justify all the action that the group generates, so it really cannot be explained without deflating the entire book. No getting around that.

The question of whether or not we are our own jailer comes to mind. I decided about mgicianul third of the way through the magicianyl that it was one of the worst things I had ever read.

Although I enjoyed it to bits, I couldn’t recommend it to any of my GoodReads buddies- I honestly think you’d hate it!

The book is narcissistic in the extreme.

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He refused to answer magiciaanul question conclusively, however, sometimes changing his answer to suit the reader. We tried to imitate them, mistaking metaphorical descriptions of complex modes of feeling for straightforward prescriptions of behaviour.

Jul 26, Jessica Baxter rated it it was amazing. However, a lot of that seems dated now.


There were pages and pages where I just felt tired, exhausted, with burning eyes wondering why I kept turning the pages. And soon I will re-read this amazing work for my taste. It would validate all my cynicism, it would prove all my solitary selfishness; it would stand, and be remembered, as a final dark victory.


A remarkable feat of s ornate psychosexual grandeur!! They are all so interested in him. The first comprehensive biography on Fowles, John Fowles: As we read our own defenses come down and we are stricken to our core by some psychodynamic magic or perhaps the power of Ancient Greek Gods and Godesses.

If you’ve read one version then the other is …more The Magus is my favorite novel.

Then inThe Magus – drafts of which Fowles had been working on for over a decade – was published. He meets an enigmatic man who looks like Pablo Picasso, named Maurice Conchis.

Aug 24, Glenn Russell rated it it was amazing. May 08, Kelly rated it it was ok Shelves: He based it partly on his experiences on the Greek island of Spetseswhere he taught English for two years at the Anargyrios School. I must warn you that this evening I give you not a narrative. Is it all a big conspiracy? No pantheism, no humanism.

In late Fowles completed the first draft of The Collector in just magicianull weeks. I had high hopes for this book. Nicholas Urfe, an Oxford graduate post-war, with no direction and a slight hint of nymphomania, travels to Greece to work as maigcianul English teacher on the remote island of Phraxos, mostly to get away from an Australian girl he shagged but doesn’t love and wants to ditch.

While the year of the story is in the aftermath of WWII, in many ways it seems as if it could be timeless insofar as the island setting.