EBOOK Le Fantôme de l'Opéra

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  • Le Fantôme de l'Opéra
  • Gaston Leroux
  • English
  • 15 February 2019
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REVIEW Le Fantôme de l'Opéra CHARACTERS î Le Fantôme de l'Opéra Gaston Leroux ï 9 CHARACTERS Ine Daaé that the Phantom of the Opera begins his attacks striking terror in the hearts of everyone in the theater A story that has captured the imagination of audiences in adaptations throughout the century Phantom continues to thrill audiences to this day as an unparalleled work of sheer entertainmen. He is extraordinarily thin and his dress coat hangs on a skeleton frame His eyes are so deep that you can hardly see the fixed pupils You just see two big black holes as in a dead man s skull His skin which is stretched across his bones like a drumhead is not white but a nasty yellow His nose is so little worth talking about that you can t see it side face and the absence of that nose is a horrible thing to look at All the hair he has is three or four long dark locks on his forehead and behind his ears Sounds deliciously creepy right Well no doubt the Opera ghost would have scared the hell out of me if I had ever crossed paths with him And he was scary in fact he was downright evil More evil than I recall from attending a live performance of the musical by the same name many many years ago All the elements of a gothic mystery were there I was intrigued by the corpse like apparition that was said to haunt the Paris Opera House Unfortunately I was amused than I was terrified while reading this book I didn t experience the allure of the gothic atmosphere The plot was interesting enough and kept me turning the pages Christine trained by the Angel of Music becomes a sensation at the opera house and falls in love with a young man from her past Raoul has been smitten with Christine since he was a child One day a little boy who was out with his governess made her take a longer walk than he intended for he could not tear himself from the little girl whose pure sweet voice seemed to bind him to her But the Opera ghost is infatuated with her as well and will stop at almost nothing to make her his bride I wasn t sure how I felt about the phantom At times I abhorred him he seemed to have no conscience The next moment I felt pity towards this unloved and lonely outcast of society It s a bit of an adventure in the underbelly of the Opera House and I did enjoy all the literal twists and turns there The melodrama and the unpolished dialogue disappointed me however The characters felt flat with the exception of the phantom himself The Persian was a bit intriguing as well Essentially it s a tragic story with an engaging plot and it s uite readable Just not the remarkable story I was looking for but I m getting a bit particular about my gothic mysteries He asked only to be someone like everybody else

REVIEW Le Fantôme de l'Opéra

Le Fantôme de l'Opéra

REVIEW Le Fantôme de l'Opéra CHARACTERS î Le Fantôme de l'Opéra Gaston Leroux ï 9 CHARACTERS Ers at this great Paris art emporium apprehensive when they sit alone in their dressing rooms or walk alone in the building’s labyrinthine corridors Some even think they’ve seen the ghost in evening clothes moving in the shadows But it isn’t until the triumphant performance of the Beautiful Christ. Before we start off let me clarify something because I can t be bothered to create a the Broadway stage adaptation is better shelf my the movie is better shelf will have to suffice here The Phantom of the Opera the show is a giant absurd bombastic display of every bad misconception of theater and is the main reason Andrew Lloyd Weber is able to fall asleep on a bed made of money every night It s not my favorite show is what I m saying in fact I don t even really like the show come to think of it which begs the uestion of why I read this book in the first place but whatever So with all that in mind Madeline Reviews Inc now presentsWhy The Phantom of the Opera the Book Is Somehow Worse Than The Stage Show And Every Movie Version Released So Far Everyone in the book is a moron Like even than they are in the show I got about halfway through the book when I realized Wait a minute was I supposed to be surprised by the revelation that the Phantom and Christine s tutor are the same guy Haven t we known that from like page twenty Even if I hadn t seen any other versions I feel sure I would have figured it out come on the story is about people trying to learn the identity of a mysterious invisible guy and the title of the book is The Phantom of the Opera Were Gaston Leroux s readers really that stupid Annoying characters from the show are even annoying here Christine is still a useless twit and in this version comes upgraded with zero observation skills and a seriously misguided sense of priorities When she admits to Raoul after like two months of bullshit that the Phantom scares the hell out of her and she wants to escape him Raoul makes the very sensible point that maybe she should stop wearing the ring the Phantom gave her Christine s response That would be deceitful GAAAAAAHHHHH Raoul is even worse In the show he s simply a well meaning schmuck who fails spectacularly at saving Christine every opportunity he gets In the book he s a selfish dick This is a paraphrased account of an interaction between him and Christine Raoul Christine I know there s something super weird going on with this guy you re running off to see and I want you to tell me what s up because I love you and want to protect youChristine It s too dangerous I can t tell youRaoul OMG YOU RE IN LOVE WITH HIM AREN T YOU WELL FINE I DON T CARE I HOPE YOU DIE YOU LYING WHORE We never get to see anything from Christine s perspective This is important because in the book she spends at least two months as the Phantom s prisoner and all we get is her description later of what it was like Instead of seeing the Phantom through Christine s eyes where he might have been a compelling character we just get to watch Raoul follow her around like a creeper and then listen to Christine give lengthy expositional speeches after events happen The Phantom isn t actually that cool He s always bursting into tears and begging Christine to love him and the rest of the time he s so incredibly misguided about his relationship with Christine that it s almost funny He comes off sounding like one of those perverts on cop shows who insists that he and the ten year old locked in his basement actually have a very special and loving relationship while the cops are just looking at him like that s nice man but your ass is still going to jail There are way characters than we need and a lot of them are different read worse than they are in the show Madame Giry last seen as a cool commanding ballet mistress is merely a crazy old woman who works for the Phantom because he deceived her with the most idiotic lie ever The book also features The Persian a guy who literally hangs around the Opera and shows up whenever it s thematically necessary He might as well have been named Deus Ex Machina Leroux s pacing sucks Any drama is instantly ruined by his digressions or abrupt scene changing and all momentum is lost When the Phantom kidnaps Christine after her final performance the story is going along well everyone s freaking out and trying to find her and then Leroux pops up Hey he says You guys remember how on page 20 I told you that the new managers have to pay the Phantom 20000 francs once a month I bet you guys are wondering how that s going huh Let s check in with them uick And before you can say no Gaston I actually wasn t wondering that at all he makes you slog through two goddamn chapters about the new managers trying to figure out how the Phantom collects their money Similarly once Raoul and the Persian have gone after the Phantom and are almost at his lair a journey that takes way way too long they get locked in his torture chamber which involves torture so stupid I won t even describe it and the plot comes to a damn standstill as Raoul and the Persian spends hours trapped there It made me actually long for the show where everything skips along at a fast clip and the worst digressions are five minute love songs The ending is stupid Christine gets the Phantom to release her and Raoul after a lengthy imprisonment that again we only get to hear about rather than see not by having a sexy uick makeout session with him but by crying with him That s it The Phantom kisses her on the forehead bursts into tears and Christine cries with him This somehow convinces the Phantom that she loves Raoul and that he should let them go and that s how the Phantom is defeated I am in no way joking In the interest of fairness the book has two good things going for itOne Leroux s portrayal of the opera house as a sprawling complex maze that s a contained city is pretty incredible and he s at his best when he s describing all the intricacies and hidden secrets of the opera house And two at least in the book we are never subjected to a performance of Don Juan Triumphant Thank you Jesus

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REVIEW Le Fantôme de l'Opéra CHARACTERS î Le Fantôme de l'Opéra Gaston Leroux ï 9 CHARACTERS Filled with the spectacle of the Paris Opera House in the nineteenth century this classic work of mystery and suspense remains a riveting journey into the dark regions of the human heart The tale begins as an investigation into the strange stories of an “opera ghost” legendary for making the perform. Persons who are visited by the Angel uiver with a thrill unknown to the rest of mankind And they cannot touch an instrument or open their mouths to sing without producing sounds that put all other human sounds to shame Erik AKA The Phantom of the Opera is Paris s Heathcliff This book is a dark tale of a man s descent into violence and madness and the woman who forms the obsession at the centre of his lifeI should probably confess I am a shameless lover of The Phantom of the Opera musical which I have seen many and not enough times as well as the 2004 movie version starring Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum I think the story the setting and the music make up one of the most beautiful displays of love and loneliness that I have ever seen It can also be incredibly sexy but that might have a little something to do with Mr ButlerThe musical version is truly wonderful If you re curious watch this wonderful scene from the movie There s just so much love and sadness wrapped up in just a two and a half minute reprise Honestly this story is one of the few things that thaws my cold unromantic heart Christine In the night there was music in my mindAnd through music my soul began to soarAnd I heard like I ve never heard beforeRaoul What you heard was a dream and nothing Christine Yet in his eyes all the sadness in the world I couldn t help but compare this book to my favourite book of all time Wuthering Heights I felt myself drawing so many parallels between the two stories even though one is a rough and wild story set on the Yorkshire moors and the other is set amid all the finest luxury of nineteenth century Parisian high society Both stories create complex villains that earn our pity as well as our disgust Neither Erik nor Heathcliff is meant to be excused or even forgiven for their violent and cruel behaviour they are not romantic heroes despite the love and passion that fuels both stories As with Wuthering Heights this book is about a man who has lived his whole life with nothing but cruelty and hatred from others in this case due to his facial disfigurement His own mother presented him with a mask so she didn t have to look upon his face Erik becomes obsessed with Christine Daae the object of his love and desire and makes her the centre of his universe But no man or phantom or angel of music can suffer through a loveless childhood and years of being a freakshow attraction without developing some serious issues And the phantom uite frankly is as messed up as he is a musical geniusErik manipulates terrorizes and even kills to fulfill his mission of furthering Christine Daae s career in the Opera House He really is the best kind of character twisted complex angry and evil but I don t think we ever really hate him I like how this book doesn t turn into something akin to a modern day YA romance where the heroine falls for the bad dude anyway because it s TRU WUV that isn t the story being told here Erik is not a hero but a monster And this is the monster s storyIt is the monster s deep unreuited love that makes him human to the reader I don t want Christine to be with him that would weaken the true power of the story but nevertheless I had to fight back tears when he says And yet I am not really wicked Love me and you shall see All I wanted was to be loved for myself If you loved me I should be as gentle as a lamb and you could do anything with me that you pleased The almost ending scene is my favourite in the musical in the movie and now in the book too The movie s sad reprise of the song Masuerade sung by the phantom just hits me in the heart every time MasueradePaper faces on paradeMasueradeHide your face so the world will never find you A beautiful bookBlog Leafmarks Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr