Tag Archives: Disturbing

The Magus by John Fowles

Title:  The Magus

Author:  John Fowles   

Call #: FOW

A disillusioned young college graduate wanders upon the estate of a wealthy recluse on an island in Greece. He finds himself gradually drawn into the strange goings on taking place on the premises as well as the older man’s paradoxical views on life. The deep, often amazing revelations of the book set against the striking backdrop of the Greek islands make this book nothing less than a  wrote.

Recommended by: John

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Stay Awake by Dan Chaon

Stay Awake by Dan ChaonTitle:  Stay Awake

Author:  Dan Chaon

Call #:  CHA

Dan Chaon is one of my favorite authors. He is just a great writer and although his style is always a bit dark and disturbing, these stories are especially so. Death, dying, dark secrets and desperation loom large. But I reiterate – WOW, what a writer.  It seems obvious that the death of his wife in 2008 from cancer has had a profound effect on his writing.

Recommended by:  Kathy