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Read: The Collector (John Fowles)

I noticed this book on a huge table dedicated to compelling reads in Waterstones. The blurb was tempting enough, but I preferred checking it out online first before buying it. 333 more words


#286 The French Lieutenant's Woman

It was not without a little trepidation that I began this novel – given that John Fowles is responsible for both one of the best (the Collector) and worst (A Maggot) books I read last year. 447 more words

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

When Woods Move

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.

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Wing It

Every August, I’m mugged by Edinburgh and it’s stage-light robbery. Like every year, I haven’t had the guts to experience the epic Edinburgh Fringe Festival and test my theatre blogging strength. 860 more words

The Collector by John Fowles

I feel like, in a few years, this novel will be subject to a media frenzy at the prospect of a ‘rediscovered classic’, in a similar fashion to John Williams’ … 370 more words


John Fowles: Welcome to Greece

John Fowles is the master of manipulations. He never stops to amaze and surprise me. I love love love his works!

In this post, I’ll focus on his brilliant novel, … 710 more words


The Collector @ The Vaults Theatre

Based on John Fowles’ novel The Collector, Mark Healy’s new play brings to the stage the classic thriller in a more updated setting. While the story is gripping, and the set is beautifully put together, the lengthiness of the performance prolongs the discomfort caused by the characters, creating an unexciting conclusion for an otherwise entertaining play. 448 more words