35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Magnificent and absorbing,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Magic Mountain (Paperback)
Not only a gripping story with characters constructed in the finest detail, but also an intense meditation on the passing of time. My eagerness to read the next chapter was constantly in conflict with my desire to pause and think over what I had read so far. Persevere with it - the pace is slow to begin with - because if you like books filled with ideas, you really will be missing out if you don't give it a chance.