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John Fowles
Birth date: March 31, 1926
Died: November 05, 2005
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travelin
travelin rated it 4 years ago
"Mantissa" means essentially an unnecessary verbal addendum. Mildly amusing, mildly erotic, mildly neurotic. It mostly seems like the work of a dirty old man treading water, mildly undecided between putting sex or love, or some combination of the two, at the sole apex of life, while suspecting those...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it 4 years ago
Creepy. I distinctly enjoyed Frederick's POV (he's the collector) over Miranda's (she's the collectee).
Merle
Merle rated it 4 years ago
Let’s call it 3.25 stars. This novel is basically one big gimmick. Fowles writes well and has done his research, so he pulls off the gimmick fairly well. But it is still a gimmick, and the story itself isn’t strong enough to stand on its own. This review will contain some SPOILERS.The story consists...
The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it 4 years ago
This book has been showing up for ages on every list of things I ought to read practically ever, so after a few glowing reviews from people I actually knew, I decided it was probably time to read it. It is supposed to be the first real psychological thriller, and on that count it does seem to succee...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 4 years ago
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 p...
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