The Ebony Tower by John Fowles
Reviewed by Jill Owens
"There are probably fifteen or twenty books that I own that I've read at least ten times over the years. They vary greatly, in style and substance, but they all share two characteristics: they reorient and ground my sense of aesthetic and narrative; and, through nuance or interpretation, they produce something new with each reading that deepens my understanding of both the individual work and of fiction in general. John Fowles's The Ebony Tower is one of the best examples of the latter; the stories are hauntingly ambiguous, with archetypal and resonant images that can suddenly shift in meaning, and no conclusions come easily...." Read the entire Powells.com review.