by John Fowles
The Magus is about Nicholas Urfe, an aimless Oxford graduate who would have been a poster boy for generation X had the book been written and set in the 90s, instead of the 60s and 50s. He takes a job at a boys school on a small Greek island and then, well, things start to get weird. It is important that the reader remain as ignorant of what's really going on as the narrator, so the less said about the plot the better. This is one wigged out book; it reminds me a lot of Steppenwolf. It is very well written and is quite gripping despite (or perhaps because of) the discomfort caused by repeated plot twists. Highly recommended to people who enjoy mind games.
copyright © 1997 John Regehr