30-Day October Book Challenge ~ Day 11

The Magus - John Fowles

Day 11 ~ A book you hated

 

Sometimes you have to read a book in school that you really hate, but when you mature you realize what a great book it was. The Magus is not that book.

 

Sometimes you read a book that is really confusing and keeps you guessing, but it's so exciting you just can't stop thinking about it. The Magus is not that book.

 

Sometimes you read a book and you know the author is just messing with you, but it's okay because the writing is so awesome you don't mind being messed with. The Magus is not that book.

 

So what book is The Magus? Some of the review titles on Amazon say it best.

 

"What?"

"first book this year I couldn't make myself finish" (written December 19)

"Annoying, turgid"

"Manipulate the reader! Does he think we are all idiots?"

"Beware!"

"Deplorable"

"A lot of hot air in search of a story"

"668 Pages of Blah Blah Blah !!"

 

Yep, The Magus is that book. Or as one reviewer succinctly put it:

 

"This book is very, very bad. Do not read it."