The Collector

The death of John Fowles yesterday will have left many a middlebrow brow furrowed. The author of The Magus (surely the most pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-aesthetical novel of the 20th century) was remembered by news editors as the author of a book that was made into a film with Meryl Streep. It’s a shame that people have overlooked his first and only great novel, The Collector, which has a terrifcally grim inevitability. The Collector is also, coincidentally, the name and inspiration of Sarah Nixey’s forthcoming debut single, a review of which was recently posted on this very site.

Link: Review of The Collector (single version)