brothercyst: The Magus

Monday, February 26, 2007

The Magus

Have you read The Magus? If not, I recommend it. A very, very cool novel.

3 comments:

trevor johnson said...

I read somewhere, maybe here, that Fowles rewrote it a number of years later because he felt he was a better, more complete writer. It supposedly sold just as well -- if not better -- than the original, and maybe even made the bestseller list again?

NickAntosca said...

That's exactly right, I think. I've only read the second version. And I love it. I don't know how I'd feel about it if I'd read the original version. I don't know how much I'd like the original version.

Incidentally a film was made of The Magus, and Woody Allen once said that if he had his whole life to do over again, he'd do everything exactly the same except he wouldn't see the film The Magus.

trevor johnson said...

Hah.

I've put it on the list of books to acquire soon.

Congrats on the acceptance. Looking forward to reading new stuff.