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I've just read The Magus and The French Lieutenants Woman in quick succession, which ar ebooks I'd not read since my very early 20s. I know my parents really enjoyed them, so I naturally picked them up and read them and got a fair bit out of them.

It's interesting to read them again now. What I get a lot more of is the Hardy-esque nature of John Fowles work. My boyfriend at the time complained that he was horribly sexist in that he portrayed women as crazy borderline bitches (heh, can't argue there :P) but these days I seem to read in a fairly scathing condemnation of the sort of posh man who thinks he's awfully liberated but actually is a bit of a cock and ends up with egg on his face because of it.

I want to read The Collector, but I'm holding out for it getting voted in at bookclub :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fowles

(He died a few years ago :()

Date: 2012-11-25 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janey-m.livejournal.com
Currently teaching The Collector, so have a bunch of academic journal articles if you are doing it at book club and want to be all intellectual like :)

Date: 2012-11-25 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cybermule.livejournal.com
If we ever do it, I'll take you up on that. Problem is, most of my bookclub are on LJ so they'll know I cheated ;)

Date: 2012-11-25 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] r-is-for-rachel.livejournal.com
The Collector was one of the first proper books i read as a teenager and it still sticks with me! It's a brilliant and horrid all at the same time.Haven;t read it in years, wonder if my opinion would change..

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