"Stalking, as a criminal offence and as an obsessive psychological state, has only recently been identified but it has a long and vivid history in literature and film from the schoolteacher Bradley Headstone in Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend to Alex Forrest, the bunny boiler in Fatal Attraction. A fascinating mix of psychology, film studies, literature and cultural theory."
"Sharp treatment of the idea of stalking in modern culture. . . . illuminating . . . intriguing."
(Steven Poole The Guardian
"A fascinating mix of psychology, film studies, literature, and cultural theory."
(Iain Finlayson The Times
"Short, sharp analysis of our deviant cultural psychology. . . . A good effort at rounding up his novels and movies without too much academic nattering about the patriarchy."
(John Allemang The Globe and Mail
About the Author
Bran Nicol is senior lecturer in English literature at the School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies at the University of Portsmouth. He is the author of Iris Murdoch: The Retrospective Fiction and Postmodernism and the Contemporary Novel.