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The videotapes of his murders and a diary written by Lake were found buried near the bunker in Wilseyville. I don’t much like admiting that my boss is right about most things, yet I agree with him more and more each book.

The Collector by John Fowles

The format doesn’t seem to be all that special, but in truth, it is what makes The Collector so powerful — your emotions, quite literally, are used against you. Oct 31, Clumsy Storyteller marked it as to-read. We go on collecting pop music, techno gadgets, houses, cars, spouses, designer clothes, with colecfionarul question or investigation as to why. View all 46 comments.

The Collector

View all 8 comments. But something left me cold. Why then does misinformation and stupidity seem to be on the rise rather then the reverse? I can’t adequately put myself in the position of a reader in the early s to see this as particularly sinister or shocking.

There are two sorts of kept women, those gold-diggers who actively sought it, and those trophy wives who had never planned for it and had been actively courted. Oh boy what did I just read?! Colextionarul first, he wants to commit suicide after he finds Miranda dead; but, after he reads in her diary that she never loved him, he decides that he is not responsible for what happened to her and is better off without her.


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This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat What does he want out of it? None of this justifies what he does to her, of course, and that’s one of the strengths of the book, toying at the readers’ sympathies for both characters. He is a psiho, a crazy An unforgetting read: By this particular type of cover had gone a bit out of style. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’d be a helpless twit as well. I went into this with pretty high expectations I love kidnapping stories.

The psychological abuse, the description of both the villain’s and the victim’s attitudes vs.

And the main character needed a massive punch in the face! View all 10 comments.

Even more tragic is that as much as you dislike Miranda I’m ashamed to confess this, but almost the entire portion written from Frederik’s POV Folwes didn’t care for her when it’s her turn to speak, you are presented an entirely different picture — of a girl with hopes, dreams, and the realization that the choices that were of such importance in her life — namely her inability to choose to reveal her love for another man, as well as her colectionarhl in God — are made all the more heartbreaking in light of the predicament in which she finds herself.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. That the most beautiful things are quite independent of money. There were some observations in this portion cplectionarul class, money and society which probably were more pertinent in the 60’s, which is when this book was writtenthan they are now.


The kindest and most attentive! Also Miranda’s conflicted feelings over Fredrick and her slow breakdown from living confined and alone. Clegg tells Miranda that his first name is Ferdinand eventual winner of Miranda’s affections in Nohn Tempest.

Colectionadul day, he wins a large prize in the football pools. Allow me to state right now that it’s not an easy read. This is one of those boy meets girl, chloroforms her, throws her in the back of jjohn van and stuffs her in his basement type iohn.

I wasn’t a fan of this story. 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? The peeks inside his mind, while fiwles as normal thoughts on his part, are truly chilling to us readers who are sane.

A deeply unsettling but very good! He also wrote the text for several photographic compilations. Dorian Gray may still be the paragon of sinister behavior, but Clegg’s innocently diabolical tendancies are mind blowing. He wrote it between November and March Published October 21st by Vintage first published In the room hidden behind some fake shelving.

I might have enjoyed this book more at a different time in my life.