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Review: The Magic Mountain

User Review  - Tisha - Goodreads

This was an extremely long, slow book. It didn't have much, if any, plot. It was mostly a book full of characters having philosophical discussions. It contained the words pedagogic and humanist more ... Read full review

Review: The Magic Mountain

User Review  - Well-steered - Goodreads

This book is on every 'Best Books Ever!' list out there. And yet... meh. I mean, it's alright, but I'm thinking it gets on these lists because of technique, not because of the riveting storytelling. Read full review

Review: The Magic Mountain

User Review  - Ken - Goodreads

I may have read other novels as good, but I've never read a better one. I must now plunge into Stephen D. Dowden's Companion to Thomas Mann s Magic Mountain Read full review

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User Review  - Árni - Goodreads

Very difficult reading. Brilliant moments but..... Read full review

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User Review  - Tom - Goodreads

2 1/2 stars. Too long. Couldn't get into it. :/ Read full review

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User Review  - Corvus - Goodreads

I think Mann is a genius. Read full review

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User Review  - Voracious - Goodreads

I feel as though I sat down at a vast table spread with wonderful dishes and was told I had to eat them all. Every mouthful. No wonder it's taken me so long. There are so many terrific passages in ... Read full review

Review: The Magic Mountain

User Review  - Ana - Goodreads

not a book for everyone. i only recall it as being the worst book i have ever read, and i have invested plenty of patience. perhaps i was too young then and did't get it, but still, i think it is quite boring Read full review

Review: The Magic Mountain

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

This book filled me with anxiety. Maybe that was the point. Excellently written, obviously, but I'm only giving it 3 stars because of the anxiety, and because my lack of knowledge of pre WWI Europe impeded my understanding of it. Read full review

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User Review  - Clifford - Goodreads

A great work of fiction about a sanatarium up on a mountain in Europe. Read full review


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