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Initial post: 7 Jul 2011 22:13:27 BDT
Justine says:
Hi looking for fiction about sexual obsession or obsessive love addiction. Not harlequin.
Thank you.

Posted on 7 Jul 2011 23:10:27 BDT
Hi Justine, you could try The Collector by John Fowles. A well written book that explores the main characters obsession with a girl who he is besotted with. Will not say any more so as not to ruin the story.

Posted on 8 Jul 2011 02:04:59 BDT
Gil Kibby says:
Lolita by Nabakov; a classic

Posted on 8 Jul 2011 05:53:13 BDT
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Posted on 8 Jul 2011 05:58:02 BDT
You might like Joe Simpson Walker's new novel:


Posted on 8 Jul 2011 12:07:31 BDT
Justine says:
Thank you very much.

Posted on 8 Jul 2011 13:25:40 BDT
You could also try Looking for Mr Goodbar, unfortunately not available on kindle at the moment, but a clever and frighting take on one woman's decent into sexual obsession and the consequences.

Posted on 8 Jul 2011 18:48:15 BDT
Obsessive love? Aside from the great suggestions by the first two posters, Wuthering Heights springs to mind...


Posted on 8 Jul 2011 21:57:05 BDT
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Posted on 8 Jul 2011 22:30:21 BDT
Justine says:
Thank you very much.

Posted on 9 Jul 2011 20:30:52 BDT
P. J. says:
Off the top of my head 'Pornografia' by Gombrowicz

Posted on 9 Jul 2011 20:42:06 BDT
Ethereal says:
Love for Lydia by H.E.Bates. Obsessive love more than sexual though.

Posted on 9 Jul 2011 20:54:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Jul 2011 21:01:17 BDT
monica says:
Death in Venice, Thomas Mann. And, much less literary and much more straightforward, Michael, Michael, by Wendy Perriam or Perriman.

Posted on 11 Jul 2011 14:32:32 BDT
NICSON says:
for sexual addiction i would go for a Chuck Palahniuk called 'Choke'. If you want something a little more grand, concerning more the obsession and necessity to be loved then Somerset Maugham's 'Of Human Bondage' is certainly worth putting the time in.

Posted on 11 Jul 2011 15:02:44 BDT
Emma.M says:
Endless Love is a classic book about obsessive Love.

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 08:30:30 BDT
Dan Holloway says:
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera or The End Of The Affair (Vintage Classics) by Graham Greene

Posted on 12 Jul 2011 13:13:27 BDT
Justine says:
Thank you very much

Posted on 13 Jul 2011 13:30:39 BDT
Q. Crisp says:
I'd second the mention made here of Jeanette, by Joe Simpson Walker, which looks set to be stand-out title in erotic/obsessive fiction. Also, pretty much anything written by Tanizaki fits this description (Naomi, Quicksand, The Key, Diary of a Mad Old Man, etc.) Someone recently gave me a volume by Pierre Klossowski. I haven't read it yet, but it looks interesting: Roberte Ce Soir and The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (two novels in one volume). From the back cover: "These two novels must certainly comprise, in one volume, one of the most fascinating, obsessive, and erotic works of contemporary fiction."

Posted on 19 Nov 2011 19:30:45 GMT
Sam says:
An oath to hell, A story about a womens experience of meeting and connecting with her past abusers almost like Stockholm syndrome, she tried to resolve her past in her adult exploration of them to try and recover, and to recover her memory completley.They had broken taboo`s to be with her many times but her exploration of them could never be as an equal with her being a silenced "OATH TO HELL"

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Nov 2011 20:26:24 GMT
Justine says:
Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Nov 2011 23:28:00 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Nov 2011 16:24:31 GMT
LEP says:
If you look on Google Search there's a lot. here's some examples:

Wuthering Heights - Bronte
Notes Found in a Bottle - Susan Cheever
Home Before Dark - Susan Cheever
The Zahir - Paulo Coelho
The Lover - Marguerite Duras
The English Patient - Michael Ondaatje
Call Me by Your Name - Andr Aciman
Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Great Gatsby
The Twilight Saga
Gone with the Wind (Scarlet's obsession with Ashley)
Dreamland - Sarah Desson
Great Expectations - Dickens
Lolita - Nabokov
Anathema - Collen Coble
Abomination - Colleen Coble
Romeo and Juliet
The Taker - Alma Katsu
Obsession: An Erotic Tale - Gloria Vanderbilt
Obsession - Donovan Rush
Obsession - Katherine Sutcliffe
Obsession: A Love on the Edge - Sharon Cullen
Enduring Love - McEwan
The Fiercer Heart - Micaela Gilchrist
The Tunnel - Ernesto Sabato
A Dangerous Obsession - J M Jeffries
Blood Moon - Darwin Porter

Posted on 20 Nov 2011 09:36:02 GMT
Ian McEwan's first four books, as well as, of course, Enduring Love.

Posted on 20 Nov 2011 12:06:25 GMT
Are You Boys Cyclists?

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Nov 2011 18:16:19 GMT
Justine says:
Thank you very much for your list.

Posted on 23 Nov 2011 22:14:40 GMT
Marc Horne says:
A guy who I write a blog with wrote a book about a man who is obsessed with a dead Korean model so much that time sort of breaks down, she comes back to life and they live together making dolls.
It's easy to read but hard to forget: very different from most stuff you'll come across. It's called Charcoal... I'll put a link in here.
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