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Daniel Martin by John Fowles
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Jan 05, 09

Recommended for: serious readers
Read in January, 1980

This is in my opinion the best of John Fowles' novels (and Fowles must have thought so, too, since after Daniel Martin he never bothered to summon the strength to produce another major novel). It is truly a great novel. Fowles' prose, in the first place, is beautiful when he wants it to be, and he is determined to draw the reader in from the opening scene... not only with sheer shimmering beauty but with a calculated grandeur, setting the pace for this vast book which tells the whole private epic of a modern man's life.

You should of course read The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman as well, but when you're ready for the biggest dose possible of Fowles' heady fiction, Daniel Martin awaits you.
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