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We never find out what is real, what is supernatural, what is hypnosis, what are lies? I had no idea what this book was about. They begin a relationship. View all 10 comments. The Magus is a postmodern novel by British author John Fowlestelling the story of Nicholas Urfe, a young British graduate who is teaching English on a small Greek island. I returned to an e-copy on my return. But I guess in the end, I didn’t much like the book. The question of whether or not we are our own jailer comes to mind.

References and parallels to ancient myth, drama and to Shakespeare are interwoven liberally. Nicholas Urfe is a handsome, confused, and directionless young Brit in post-war England. What follows takes up most of the novel.

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Refresh and try again. I enjoyed the contrast, but ultimately I think it took it’s course too far and, as I said before, fell off the cliff without a rope.


The Magus by John Fowles. Books by John Fowles. No-one who stumbles into the perfectly executed plans of rich eccentrics with unlimited resources to control is going to be able to separate reality from illusion.

Unsurprisingly, the remoteness is boring and he is drawn to browsing the island, where he finds an even more remote house in which lives Conchis, the titular character whom holds all the mystery that Nicholas desires. The book seems an unpleasant young man’s jerk off fantasy which makes his control of the book’s crescendo over such a long span all the more impressive, I suppose.

Aug 24, Glenn Russell rated it it was amazing. View all 28 comments. I belonged to nothingness, to the neant, and it seemed to me that my own death was the only thing left that I could create; and still, even then, I thought it might accuse everyone who had ever known me.

John Fowles seems to have deliberately left a lot of things including the ending ambiguous.

Carried, dog-earred, and flashed between the group to communicate their fealty to a group, game or club. I never really cared much about the treatment or behaviour of the women, no matter how much anyone says that feminism is a woman enjoying sex, so we’ll leave that out of this.


Ultimately, what was the real intent and purpose of Maurice Conchis and his so called godgame? View all 15 comments. The mind-meld one has with Urfe, and just as surely, the disconnect one has with him, is a process one has throughout the book, mirroring one’s own self examination and self-loathing. I can’t say much more about those happenings without fowlws the story, except that they involve weird rituals and mind games. Accessed 6 November In fact, we never really find out who they are or what they want with our Englishman.

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Has anyone here read the original version and the revised edition? Several teaching jobs followed: There are interesting ideas here, and bits of gorgeous, sensual prose, johm ultimately served to frustrate and bore me.

Maurice Conchis, the enigmatic puppetmaster of the tale, is the alter ego of Fowles; leading the bewildered protagonist, Nicholas Urfe, in the same epochal, mind-fucking game that Fowles the author does with the reader. Nicholas loses his ability to determine what is real and what is artifice.

Toward the end of magicianl novel, we as readers join Nicholas in asking: