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The Collector

By John Fowles

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| Paperback | 9780099470472

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Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs.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 Continue

Withdrawn, uneducated and unloved, Frederick collects butterflies and takes photographs.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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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    我覺得本書從很多角度來看都是非典型,主角不是典型的變態,女主角也不是典型的斯德哥爾摩症候群患者,結局也是有點非典型地....你看了就知道。

    "Forgetting is not something you do, it happens to you. - Fred"

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    KC said on Nov 11, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    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 ampl ...(continue)

    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.

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    Aleelevata2 said on Mar 13, 2012 | Add your feedback

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    Best quotes

    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 beaut ...(continue)

    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.

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    Dema said on Dec 26, 2007 | Add your feedback

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