Sam Kitchener

I’ll Be Watching You

Memoirs of a Stalker

By Thomas W Hodgkinson

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Perfect Days

By Raphael Montes (Translated by Alison Entrekin)

Harvill Secker 260pp £15.99 order from our bookshop

‘Writers like to write about the things they like to think about,’ noted Martin Amis of the obsessive frequency with which Vladimir Nabokov’s work turned to a sexual fixation with adolescent girls. To which we might add that so much contemporary culture lingers pruriently over the abuse of young women that this choice of subject matter begins to seem artistically lazy, as well as morally queasy. Two recent novels about stalkers negotiate these problems with varying degrees of success.

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