John Fowles


When I first read "The French Lieutenant's Woman" , i found it so amazing and captivating that i rushed to get "The Magus",which came about a little disappointment (I definitely thought "The French..." was one of the greatest novels ever amusing, entertaining, a marvellous piece of work!!!!!!...of course, if you compare, everything else seems a bit 'lacking'). I truly believe John Fowles is a genious and has a real talent in writing...his words were hypnotizing, a treasure...a definite pleasure to read!!!!

>>By Daisy   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

Fowles's novels develope postmodernist theory of the collation of the world and text. The narration technique convert the actual phenomena of human history and mentality peculiarities into metaphorical and metonimical reflections.

>>By Orpheus   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

Does anyone know how the Magus ended in the first edition?

>>By Lilacs04   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

I liked "Magus" a lot....there are some passages in it of true can even feel is intriguing and mysterious, and some characters are very beguiling....the magus itseft...I loved it.

>>By a repressed commie   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

I have to write an essay on The Collector. DonĀ“t you know where to find some info that would help me? Thanks

>>By Vae   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

THE MAGUS is an absolutely amazing book

>>By talida   (Monday, 3 Mar 2003 12:11)

I read the The Magus in one sitting, starting very late (finishing early!) and i know people say 'i just could not put it down' but i never believed : - )
A few years later i reread it and experienced the same compulsion - why? It is a very intense and unforgiving read that challenges an area of self-confidence that i never knew existed.

>>By the curious orange   (Friday, 7 Mar 2003 02:12)

I just finished "the Magus" and was originally a bit dissapointed at the end. After discussing it with a class I realised that it was the perfect ending. For those of you who have read it you know what I mean, if there were an "answer" to it all it wouldn't do the book's message justice. There are no real "answers". We just have to live and go on expecting the unexpected. I loved this book and recomend it to anyone who feels like they want to understand living more. (or if you just love suspense!!!) Happy Reading!

>>By Wonderfully Interested   (Friday, 14 Mar 2003 11:29)

Hello, could you help me, please. I'm writing a diploma about Fowles's style in Ebony Tower . Could you recommend me some essays or something.
Julia.   (Wednesday, 16 Apr 2003 09:17)

Hello, could you help me, please. I want to learn postmodernist aspects in A MAGGOT and any kind of information about it please help me.


>>By oguz   (Wednesday, 21 May 2003 10:12)

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>>By magusbob   (Sunday, 11 Apr 2004 20:35)

The Magus was my favorite book when I was in high school and is the only book I have ever read more than once. I had a mild stroke three years ago and have tried to read this book again in hopes of regaining some thought on how I might have been at this young age and why I still remember the book being so powerful. Unfortunateely, I could only make it through the first two pages. I stumbled on this website and am ver happy to know that this is in fact a good book and favorite to so many.

>>By Suki Pate   (Saturday, 28 Aug 2004 03:07)

my first fowles, i feel like my cherry has been broken. the magus.....a very intriguing book....but i don't want to give away too much..........
incredibly enthralling......
i had to have my partner hide the book for me so I could get some "other" things done....i agree with wonderfully iniated....except I didn't ever for a moment find the end dissapointing....
there never was an end was there?

>>By iwishiwereabondgirl   (Monday, 3 Oct 2005 15:02)

just another point....the style of writing is absolutely mute
there is an absolute lack of style I believe.....
yeah the writing shows definately a well-educated individual....someone of the type of "oxford"
but there is no real style here only story
which was way beyond style

>>By iwishiwereabondgirl   (Monday, 3 Oct 2005 15:06)

I'm reading The Collector. It's fucking brilliant.

>>By Flagg   (Friday, 11 Nov 2005 22:52)

Hey Flagg,
your language is disgusting and insults the memory of the great, late John Fowles.

>>By Kittoro   (Saturday, 4 Feb 2006 14:25)

I would prefer that people focus on the word 'brilliant', rather than the word 'fucking', which I used as an intensifier mainly to show people like you that people who say 'fucking' can appreciate the work of John Fowles.

>>By Flagg   (Sunday, 14 May 2006 02:17)

I would like to recommend to anyone who appreciates the works of John Fowles , that they read:

"John Fowles - A Life in Two Worlds" by Eileen Warburton" Itis a thoroughly comprehensive examination of the life and works of one of the most talented writers of the late 20th and 21st centuries. Ms Warburton has dug into almost every nook and crany of the author's life and works and created the complete picture of a brilliant and tortured artist at work.

>>By mythster   (Friday, 24 Aug 2007 17:12)

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