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The Magus
by John Fowles

Published: 2001-01-04
Paperback : 656 pages
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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 ...
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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.

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Was Nicholas selected randomly?
Was the intent of the masque malicious or benelovent?
by KaraS (see profile) 10/14/16

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  "What is Real?"by KaraS (see profile) 10/14/16

The descriptions are beautiful but what is going on? That is the discussion. The looming question is why. Why are these people doing this? Nothing is answered in the book but left up to each reader.

 
  "Interesting story about a young Englishman who accepts a teaching position on a remote Greek island. There he befriends a local millionaire, but the friendship soon evolves into a deadly game and Nich"by watsonjl (see profile) 12/13/07

Our club enjoyed the book, however, it is very long, and has many twists and turns. We had to extend the time between book clubs so that most people could finish it before we discussed it.

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