John Fowles - The Magus

The ultimate travelling book. Just maybe don’t take it with you on a trip to the Greek Islands. I am still grappling to understand the dreams that I had over a decade ago while reading this book while travelling through the Greek Islands where this it is set.

A young Englishman, Nicholas Urfe, takes a teaching position on a remote Greek island and gets entangled with a local millionaire in a rather bizarre, sordid and deadly game of sorts. It’s chilling, intensely introspective and, at times, fantastical, and, without a doubt, takes you somewhere. Fowles is a literary legend and this book stands on its own as a great novel of the 20th century that’s not easily forgotten.

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