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He has the object, but can’t ever fully appreciate the true essence of what’s inside it – the music. A tale of obsession and art and butterflies–need I say more?

The second part of the novel is narrated by Miranda in the form of fragments from a diary that she keeps during her captivity. But something left me cold. That ending saved things, though.

Though its semi predictable, the end is nonetheless terribly terrific. Thought by some to be the first psychological thriller, this book left me slightly wanting. No sex or even really her love, just her presence.

In every way not wanting to be together. And it tends to be a winner for me fowlea the most recent example I colectionaarul think of being The Butterfly Garden. The collectors of things who never really live. Nothing going for him. Views Read Edit View history. However, when she wakes up, she confronts him with his actions.

The Collector by John Fowles

When Clegg keeps refusing to let her go, she starts to fantasize about killing him. I agree with Miranda when she says art collectors are the worst offenders. Jun 24, CC rated it it was amazing Shelves: I bought this book at some point, I don’t remember buying it. It made what he does seem fucked up, but not evil. In several cases since the novel was published, serial killers, spree killers, kidnappersand other criminals have claimed that The Collector was the basis, the inspiration, or the justification for their crimes.


This novel wasn’t as I expected, I am a romantic and I wanted a love story, but that would have been, besides of wrong, predictable. She writes about G. He watches an art student named Miranda who starts to become his obsession. He is convinced that Miranda will start to love him after some time. I don’t like scary stories, yet I keep reading. Oct 14, Paquita Maria Sanchez rated it really liked it Shelves: He makes preparations by buying a house out in the country, purchasing assorted objects and things he knows she will need, convinced that if he can only capture her and keep her that she will slowly grow to love him.

And again, Fowles manages to give the reader a vicious case of whiplash turning the one freeing element of Miranda’s life into the justification for more imprisonment. This was the part that I found unsatisfying.

The Collector

Fredrick is a clerk and butterfly collector who wins some money that lets him retire. Then inThe Magus – drafts of which Gowles had been working on for over a decade – was published.

View all 29 comments. While not a typical “horror” story, it is one that probably occurs more often in the real world than not, and the person s involved could be a distant relative, a sibling, a son or a daughter.

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I shivered to read some of the things he was thinking. Stefania Lazar Because having disturbing content and being a good book are fpwles mutually exclusive.


Around the Year i His deviation is far deeper than merely sex. I would have never been interested in her viewpoint to begin with, but to make her an insufferable asshole was just the icing on the cake. That the most beautiful things are quite independent of money. That’s all I’ve got because view spoiler [ Fredrick never really hurts Miranda or forces her to do anything especially at first, he kind of just likes having her hide spoiler ] so I’m not sure why that would inspire Leonard Lake to want a slave that he can use for sex and to take care of the house?

I found this portion slowed down the pacing considerably. The Collector is broken into three parts. However, his need to keep Miranda overrides any sense of morals as he provides everything she wants given she remains his possession.

It was perfect that the book colrctionarul two POVs. Similarly, the rise of the middle class in America and the UK should have been a renaissance of ideas once our bellies were fed.

I admire her, she is an impressive character, a strong and yet sensitive woman, an atist. This is a tale of a man who kidnaps a girl by conning her colcetionarul the back of his van. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. How is this book featured in the “most disturbing book ever written” AND “best books of the 20th century”? Even really perverse deviations like this.

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