By John Fowles
Isbn-10: 0099470470 | Isbn-13: 9780099470472 | Publish date: 05/02/2004 | Edition New Ed
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KC said on Nov 11, 2012, 22:42
Theut said on Apr 04, 2012, 08:15
Molto bello! Uno dei primi romanzi (di un genere ora molto di successo) ad immergersi nella mente disturbata di uno psicopatico. La prima parte è raccontata, con assoluta mancanza di empatia, dal punto divista di Fred, un uomo solo che decide di ampliare la sua collezione di farfalle con la donna di cui è innamorato, Amanda. Nella seconda parte è lei, la vittima a parlare. I medesimi episodi sono raccontati da due punti di vista, due menti all'opposto. Fnale agghiacciante. Classico del genere.
Aleelevata2 said on Mar 13, 2012, 14:15
Lucie Jordanna said on Aug 03, 2010, 17:39
Paola Bortolani said on May 18, 2008, 16:26
The ordinary man is the curse of civilization.
But he'so ordinary that he's extraordinary.
I am one in a row of specimens. It's when I try to flutter out of line that he hates me. I'm meant to be dead, pinned, always the same, always beautiful. He knows that part of my beauty is being alive, but it's the dead me he wants.
It's him. And it's this weird male thing. Now I'm no longer nice. They sulk if you don't give, and hate you when you do. Intelligent men must despise themselves for being like that. Their illogicality. Sour men and wounded women.
I could never cure him. Because I'm his disease.
Dema said on Dec 26, 2007, 18:31
Judy Mama said on Nov 06, 2007, 12:53
It's one of the most startling and disturbing books I've ever read. My first encounter with Fowls happened when I tried to read "The Magus", but I failed to comprehend the complicated novel. "The Collector" is so well-known that I finally decided to give myself a second chance in approaching the legendary John Fowls.
The novel is divided into three parts. Both the kidnapper and his beautiful victim have their monologues. Then the perpetrator has his final defense of his crime, which is the most terrifying climax. Created by Fowls, Frederick, or the Caliban, the paranoid psycho, has become the most bone-chilling, merciless yet deadly-attractive character one can ever meet in fictions.
竹。 said on Apr 10, 2007, 11:41
A rather disturbing psychological thriller.
I didn't particularly care for the structure of the book. The first section is a first person narrative by Frederick Clegg, butterfly (and girl) collector. The second section is a set of diary entries by Miranda, collected girl and artist. The third section returns to Clegg. I would have liked the novel better if I could have skipped over Miranda's section entirely. (But that might be because I despised Miranda.) Clegg is the fascinating character of the two, so I wish Fowles would have focused entirely on him.
Hold Your Spin said on Nov 26, 2006, 08:00