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The Fan
The Fan
Author: Bob Randall
Barely noticed in the daily mail, the Fan's letters begin to come. At first filled with love for the star he worships, the letters soon change into fantasies of intimacy with her. Then, subtly, they become menacing, perverse, obscene - and they draw the reader into a dazzling thriller. — In his first novel the playwright Bob Randall explores the...  more »
ISBN: 150134
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 243
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Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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This story is told through a series of correspondences, some of which are only a paragraph or two long, and few of which are longer than a page, making this a fast read. At times it seems a bit predictable, but Randall uses the characters' wit and humour to keep the reader involved. I was afraid the ending would be a let-down, but there is an unexpected twist that left me satisfied by the story.
Some text of a graphic violent and sexual nature, but not to the point of being gratuitous.