Conchis, a mystical, powerful recluse, draws Nicholas Urfe, a young English teacher, and a beautiful girl into a deadly web of violence, sensuality, and eroticism as they become pawns in The Godgame, a labyrinth of illusion controlled by The Magus
TheMagus is the story of a man who wished for adventure — only to be disappointed when that wish comes true. Author Nick Dybek says he identified with the book when he read it at age 20. Was there ever a time you longed for a more interesting life? Tell us about it in the comments.
Commentator Jake Halpern plans on giving Herman Wouk's 1971 classic The Winds of War this holiday season. Written before he was born, the book strengthened his connections to his stepfather and late grandfather.