The Collector

Fowles, John

Book - 1997
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Collector
Hailed as the first modern psychological thriller, The Collector is the internationally bestselling novel that catapulted John Fowles into the front rank of contemporary novelists. This tale of obsessive love--the story of a lonely clerk who collects butterflies and of the beautiful young art student who is his ultimate quarry--remains unparalleled in its power to startle and mesmerize.

Publisher: Boston :, Back Bay Books,, 1997, ©1991
Edition: First Back Bay paperback edition
ISBN: 0316290238
Branch Call Number: FICTION Fow
Characteristics: 305 pages ; 21 cm


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A butterfly collector wins a lottery and, thus, acquires a remote cottage where he imprisons a young woman.

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Jan 24, 2015
  • stewstealth rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very clever well written thriller with enough symbolism to be a great novel. Very good narrative and characterizations. Well worth reading though a tad macabre.

Nov 03, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Creepy, charged psychological thriller about a seemingly mild-mannered man who kidnaps a woman. From the author of "The French Lieutenant's Woman." Made into a film with Terrence Stamp.

Oct 11, 2011
  • macierules rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Such an excellent psychological study...much creepier than Room by Emma Donoghue.

Jun 13, 2011
  • wiltonsugiyama rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

well written, readable. changes of POVs made for more compelling reading. hardly dates, tho written in 60s. recommend.


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