The Collector

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Random House, Oct 31, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs. He is obsessed with a beautiful stranger, the art student Miranda. When he wins the pools he buys a remote Sussex house and calmly abducts Miranda, believing she will grow to love him in time. Alone and desperate, Miranda must struggle to overcome her own prejudices and contempt if she is understand her captor, and so gain her freedom.

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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet meets Stephen King's Misery - albeit twisted, messed up versions of those. It started off really well, midsection was unnecessary and then went right back to the greatness of the beginning and introduction of the story. Once a collector, always a collector.. Read full review

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I was looking for something creepy to read in the month of October and I picked this up on a whim at my favorite used book store. After winning the lottery Ferdinand suddenly has the means to kidnap ... Read full review

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John Fowles was born in England in 1926 and educated at Bedford School and Oxford University. John Fowles won international recognition with his first published title, The Collector (1963). He was immediately acclaimed as an outstandingly innovative writer of exceptional imaginative power and this reputation was confirmed with the appearance of his subsequent works. John Fowles died in 2005.

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