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Phantom of the Opera

  • Jun 30, 2010
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This book is a must read for anyone who enjoys the play or the movie. I read it after seeing the Broadway production (way before the movie) and was highly surprised. Where in the book and even in the play you could feel for the Phantom and sympathize with his character, the book shows his true side which is more psychopathic, blood thirsty, and madly intellectual. At first I didn't want to continue reading it (I'm a fan of Eric so I was a little disappointed) but I'm glad I did. The Phantom isn't supposed to be a romantic sociopath that is just "misunderstood" but really is a madman. Is it his circumstances or is it his true self - the book never really delves too far in depth with that question, but leaves it up to the reader to judge.

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The novel that inspired the Lon Chaney film and the hit musical. "The wildest and most fantastic of tales."--New York Times Book Review.
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ISBN-10: 0060809248
ISBN-13: 978-0060809249
Author: Gaston Leroux
Publisher: Harper Perennial

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