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Ebook  Æ The Collector Kindle Ê Discover John Fowles compelling classic first novel Short and spare and direct, an intelligent thriller with psychological and social overtones Sunday TimesWithdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, art student Miranda Coming into unexpected money, he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in timeAlone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to understand her captor if she is to gain her freedom


10 thoughts on “The Collector

  1. Brenna Brenna says:

    Rather than go into the plot details I d rather touch on the larger metaphors of the book in this review Although the basic plot is chilling enough on its own A man kidnaps a beautiful and intelligent young girl the parts that truly disturbed me had to dowith what I believe Fowles was saying about modern culture and the rise of the middle class Thou


  2. Always Pouting Always Pouting says:

    Fredrick is a clerk and butterfly collector who wins some money that lets him retire Fredrick is lonely and has trouble getting along with others, the only people he really has are his aunt and cousin He watches an art student named Miranda who starts to become his obsession When he suddenly has a lot of free time and money on his hands, his daydream


  3. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    I read this when I was very young Young enough that anything with a sexual connotation was interesting to me Even really perverse deviations like this A collector of butterflies collects a girl and holds her prisoner His deviation is far deeper than merely sex But of course, sex is implied all the time.There are two sorts of kept women, those gold dig


  4. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    This is one of those boy meets girl, chloroforms her, throws her in the back of the van and stuffs her in his basement type stories I knew that already and so I was really not expecting to be coshed on the head and chucked down in the basement as well, and tied hands and feet, and gagged, so that all I could hear was the quiet reasonable voice of worki


  5. Dana Ilie Dana Ilie says:

    This novel was unlike anything I ve read before and the character of Frederick will certainly leave a lasting memory I don t think there s been a character that s made my skin crawl or forced me to talk back shout at a book on so many an occasion well done Fowles I definitely think Book Readers should have this book on their shelf.


  6. smetchie smetchie says:

    Impotent sociopath kidnaps beautiful art student Told partly from the sociopath s perspective That s my jam I should have loved this book But something left me cold I suppose it may have been all the bitching and complaining the beautiful art student did in her stupid diary What a helpless twit Not to imply that I d be brave and cunning or anythingif som


  7. Fabian Fabian says:

    This novel is over fifty years old , and it holds up very well It is the rudimentary skeleton that is upheld fleshed by current events, given a brain by contemporary writers ad nauseum by CSI, Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, Medium, Criminal Minds et al Though its semi predictable, the end is nonetheless terribly terrific That there are two strands of n


  8. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    I am one in a row of specimens It s when I try to flutter out of line that he hates me I m meant to be dead, pinned, always the same, always beautiful He knows that part of my beauty is being alive, but it s the dead me he wants He wants me living but dead The Collector is the story of Frederick Clegg, an extremely odd and lonely man who also collects butt


  9. Char Char says:

    3.5 stars Thought by some to be the first psychological thriller, this book left me slightly wanting The Collector is broken into three parts The first part is from Clegg s point of view Clegg is a man obsessed with a young woman and decides to collect her, much as he collects butterflies The second part is from the woman s point of view, once she s been co


  10. Michael Michael says:

    One of the first dark psychological thrillers at least in modern times though depending on how you categorize them, James or Poe or even some of the ancient Greeks might usefully be described this way, too A tale of obsession and art and butterflies need I sayWonderful for those who take their fiction black What s especially interesting here is the sheer ban


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