Mann's gorgeous, rich prose cannot save this dull, plodding tale from being an ordeal to read. The same density of language which charms the reader in the beginning becomes an... Read morePublished on April 20 2004 by Peter
A theme of good and evil,a tale about a genius who has trouble dealing with himself, a story of love of music and a life of suffering, that glues one to the pages. Incredible.Published on March 20 2003 by chubchik
In this reenactment of the ancient Western myth of Faustus, Thomas Mann tells us the story of German composer Adrian Leverkuhn, a man obsessed with themes of mathematics, theology... Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2002 by Guillermo Maynez
What moved me to write my 'review' is the disturbing sometimes tone of the other commentaries.
The whole point that makes Thomas Mann writing so interesting, is its honesty... Read more
The German obsession with the legend of Faust is updated richly and memorably in what may well be Thomas Mann's greatest achievement. Read morePublished on May 10 2001 by David Scott Goen
Study the mind of a genius and the soul of a mad man. Witness the depths of depression and heights of creation with demonic infection. Read morePublished on March 13 2000 by Eilif A. Heyerdahl