I read this book 35 years ago and was knocked away. I have never read any book a second time but this is one that I am sure that I will return to, that I want to return to, someday soon. Try it, it's "mind-blowing" as they'd say in the 60s. All John Fowles books are worth a read,
A British man gets a job at a private school on a secluded Greek Island. On the island he befriends a mysterious and wealthy intellectual. But this intellectual is more than he seems as strange enactments start to occur with more frequency at each visit. Is he hallucinating?
An engaging story with a philosophical bite. It raises many ontological questions.
A self centered Brit goes to teach in an at the time less developed Greece. In his small island paradise, he seems to enter a time warp controlled by a mysterious magnate. What is real? The story tests the philosophical and and psychological implications of what it means to be the center of our own universe. A brilliant, seductive and intoxicating tale that gives you much to ponder.
This was once my favorite book. Sure, Fowles' writing style can be pretentious and the book might be a bit overwritten, but hey, it's good for your vocabulary and patience pays off here. You'll get to spend some time in Plato's cave and turn around for the curtain call. This book will mess with your mind in delightful and disturbing ways. Be sure to read the full, unedited version.