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The Fan Club by Irving Wallace
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Sep 30, 2010

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bookshelves: obsession, 2014
Read from August 06 to 17, 2014

I could write a really snarky review of this book, but I'm going to play it straight.

Four strangers get together and decide to kidnap an actress so they can have sex with her. Yup. But that's not all (if you can imagine), their simple plan morphs into much more.

Even though this was written in 1974, I couldn't help thinking about the 2014 Isla Vista killings (remember the hashtag #notallwomen and the murderer wanted to "punish women for rejecting him")... It reminded me of the negative views many men have of women or the idea we are all either saints or whores. It also made me think of how dangerous fantasy can become, yes, everyone has fantasies but to rationalize kidnap and rape!?

With that said, I did find the novel intriguing, if not just for the sensationalism. This is certainly NOT for everyone, lots of sexism and rape and the other things that orbit them.

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