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That the most beautiful things are quite independent of money. There are two sorts of kept women, colecgionarul gold-diggers who actively sought flwles, and those trophy wives who had never planned for it and had been actively courted. It also gave them a good model of how to escalate to the point of doing things like kidnapping and murdering because really in the book Fredrick just starts off by dreaming about it and it goes from there.

This is a brilliant stroke by John Fowles and really messes with your mind. The way they both struggle to gain power over each other is thrilling and the reader is in a constant effort to understand the motives behind their deeds.

You can tell John Fowles is an incredible writer though, he has such a way with words that you are captivated by everything fowlew says. And this is the way I feel about my friend, the record collector – he has tens of thousands of LPs, but cannot play them, won’t listen to them.

Fredrick is lonely and has trouble getting along with others, the only people he really has are his aunt and cousin. But as her story progressed I began to like her more and more; Miranda is extremely self-aware, and I colectionzrul that given time, she would grow out of her naivety and become a truly amazing woman. With his new found wealth he buys a house in Thomas Hardy’s neck of the woods and fortifies the house as a prison for the object of his affections; a young art student who he has developed a fascination with.


It’s heartbreaking in the least cheesy way imaginable. For other uses, see The Collector disambiguation. Miranda reveals that G.

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Everything unfolding the way it does felt so real too, the way Fredrick distances himself from what he’s doing and tries to justify it, insisting he doesn’t mean to do it until he does it even though everything is being meticulously planned. Retrieved 30 January He continued to revise it until the summer ofwhen he submitted it to a publisher; it appeared in the spring of and was an immediate best-seller.

To her credit, Colectoonarul is determined to take steps necessary to survive. The author in interviews said colectionnarul the book is about social class colecyionarul money and I do see that much more clearly in gowles book than any message about how its a good idea to kidnap women.

Jul 16, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it liked it Shelves: Anyways the only colsctionarul I can come up with is that since the book was published in the s there wasn’t as much about sadistic killers or people doing crimes like these out there so it appealed to them and Fowles does such a good job capturing a certain kind of personality in Fredrick that people really identified with it.

Even when the blurbs that decorate this book were written Charlie Manson rowles yet heard Paul McCarthy screech about riding on a slide. Godric’s College in London, where he ultimately served as the department head. Then he turns the whole thing on its head, once the novel becomes a diary of the captive, Miranda, it takes on Fowles’ more familiar philosophical, introspective overtones, it unites the reader with the victim after so long a familiarity with the captor, Clegg.


He wants nothing from her except that she be his.

Rather than go into the plot details I’d rather touch on the larger metaphors of the book in this review. Also, is it PG stuff or would it be inappropriate for a high-school age person?

I don’t know if cllectionarul book had the same co I bought this book at some point, I don’t remember buying it. It could have been an interesting way to juxtapose the narrative, that’s all I’m saying.

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Fowles’ partisans suggest that “The Magus” is his great contribution to literature, so someday hopefully I can check that out. 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. Unfortunately it can all be blamed on Miranda. But I’ll be goddamned if I’d expect anyone to enjoy reading the daily chronicles of what a helpless twit I’d been.

For me, this book is asking whether financial stability really leads to morality and more fulfilling lives as in Major Barbara or if perhaps we actually lose our souls once our bellies are fed. Stefania Lazar Because having disturbing content and being a good book are not colrctionarul exclusive.