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Fowles launched his career with The Collector, which was welcomed with great critical enthusiasm, including that of LJ's reviewer, who found it "a distinguished first novel" (LJ 8/63). Mantissa, on the other hand, was a departure from the author's more popular material and received only a marginal response (LJ 9/1/82).
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"... fine psychological thriller... enthralling... an evening of compelling nastiness." Daily Telegraph" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
I have the DVD of the movie. But the book is much much more ... It's wonderful
I gave it four since this is the original classic and basis for several movies and books of serial killers. Even though it was written 50 years ago it still stayed relevant todayPublished 5 months ago by derek hennig
Sharp, overall effect is well written with realistic clarity and points of view. Transfixed by the characters. The plot was probably shocking in its day. Channeling Anne FrankPublished on Jan. 6 2012 by Pithy
Ferdinand is a quiet, mild mannered clerk who has recently come into a large amount of money. Unsure what to do with it, at first he wanders about Europe with his deformed Aunt... Read morePublished on June 28 2004 by Damian Kelleher
Psychologically disturbed, sexually frustrated, and emotionally tormented ... these adjectives all describe the title character, Clegg, the collector himself. Read morePublished on April 21 2004 by L.M.W.
Mr Fowles has such a gift for getting the reader into the head of the subject. I really enjoyed this book. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2004 by Scott V. Alley
Fantastic book. His writing style is rare and wonderful. You don't often read a book and really get into the minds of the characters the way you do with this book. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2004 by Rick Brenner