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The Magus, Part Two

The distinct pleasure in reading The Magus has been, for me, remaining constantly off-balance and uncertain of the next steps in the story. Similar to the central character, Nicholas Urfe, I am allowed to bear witness to the events that transpire but am largely unable to make any safe predictions about what comes next. 462 more words


Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Struggled to Complete

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is all about the books we had a hard time getting into.  426 more words

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“The old myth that his raft, his world, is especially favoured and protected now seems ridiculous. He has seen and understood the message from the distant supernovae; he knows the sun is growing larger and hotter and that his world will one day be a white-hot ball in a sea of flames; and he knows that the hydrogen bombs waiting and closer at hand. 427 more words

Mantissa by John Fowles

I’m wrong about lots of things. The brilliance of Wuthering Heightsalthough I adore it now. The amount of time it takes to get from one train platform to another. 410 more words


The Magus, John Fowles - First Thoughts*

It is a rare treat to begin a book completely blind. Despite strong recommendations and no less than four copies in our house, not only have I never read  407 more words


CR: Mantissa by John Fowles

I have now reached the point in my love of Fowles’s writing where I no longer read the blurbs on his books. Not the greatest move. 325 more words


Book Review: The Collector by John Fowles

After remembering the Beat The Backlist challenge I’m participating in, I decided to read The Collector by John Fowles, first published in 1963.

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