The Magus

The Magus - John Fowles

"The Magus is the story of Nicholas Urfe, a young Englishman who accepts a teaching assignment on a remote Greek island. There his friendship with a local millionaire evolves into a deadly game, one in which reality and fantasy are deliberately manipulated, and Nicholas must fight for his sanity and his very survival."


I loved this book although in order to get the most from it one would have to invest considerable thought and study. It is not a casual read nor for the faint of heart and I can readily see why many would not appreciate it. The writing was excellent and Fowles created magnificent settings, intriguing characters and proceeded to create a world where reality and illusion become confused. I am so glad that I found this book.