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Review: The Magic Mountain

User Review  - Chris Appel - Goodreads

A worthwhile but at times tedious read. Not meant for long periods of reading as it is quite dense both in philosophical detours and erratic character development. Best bet is 25 pages a day if one can do that. Read full review

Review: The Magic Mountain

User Review  - Ani - Goodreads

Such a multilayered book with so many leitmotifs and references that it requires at least one re-read. The writing was beautiful. But definitely requires a guide to help with the many references for those of us not experts in mythology, classics and opera! 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  - Samrat Ashok - Goodreads

The Magic Mountain -- Thomas Mann Writer Jeyamohan in one of his enlightning lectures on the art and form of the novel, answering question on novels on Hospital had two mentioned two notable ones ... Read full review

Review: The Magic Mountain

User Review  - Big Lemons - Goodreads

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User Review  - Braeden Udy - Goodreads

4.5 I finally finished this mammoth of European literature which took me several months to read. Thomas Mann remains one of my favorite authors. There are passages and chapters in this book that are ... Read full review

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User Review  - Atlas Can - Goodreads

Great book, only stifled by its horrible translator. Read full review

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User Review  - 1.1 - Goodreads

"A man cannot make general observations to any extent, on any subject, without betraying himself, without introducing his entire individuality, and presenting, as in an allegory, the fundamental theme ... Read full review

Review: The Magic Mountain

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  - Micha - Goodreads

This is a book about time and death. Fear not, I have more to say than that. The line above merely illustrates what "Der Zauberberg" is not; concise, compact, rushed. Not in vain did Thomas Mann call ... Read full review


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