The Phantom of the Opera

by GASTON LEROUX | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060809248 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Zenita of København K - City, København Amt Denmark on 11/9/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by Zenita from København K - City, København Amt Denmark on Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Picked this up at a library sale the other day.

From the Cover:
Beneath the Opera House in Paris, somewhere in the dark labyrinths hidden from the public's eyes, the Phantom lurks, watching and waiting. In his crazed obsession to further the career of a beautiful young singer he will stop at nothing - not even murder.

Who is the Phantom of the Opera? What are his dark and deadly designs? And what ghastly secret lies beneath his mask?

261p Paperback (under 200g)

Journal Entry 2 by Zenita from København K - City, København Amt Denmark on Tuesday, November 09, 2004
Sending it out in a bookring in the beginning of January:



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  1. Fellraven, UK
  2. Ftarazu, Portugal (int.?)
  3. Nuela, Italy(Eur(US))
  4. squirrel818, Neb. US (US)
  5. CheriePie, Mas. US (US)
  6. vcrain, Vir. US (US(int.))
  7. Danesnboxers, MO, US (?)
  8. shpriz1, NY, US (int.)
  9. Xanocas, Portugal (EU)
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  13. Back to me, Denmark




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1. When you receive the book, make a journal entry so we all get the thrill of knowing where it's at.

2. Read the book, within 30 days, and make a journal entry to tell us what you have thought about the book. You can be as brief or as lengthy as you wish with your thoughts about the book.
Please remember, that there are many anxious readers patiently waiting to read the book after you. Please bear this in mind! If you tend to be a slow reader, like myself, and need the month to finish the book, please make a periodic journal entry indicating how far you are into the story, or thoughts about what you have read so far. This way we know that the book has not been forgotten in your ‘to-be-read’ pile.

3. Send a private message (PM) to the next person in line for their address. If they do not respond within three days, PM them again. If they do not respond within a week of your first message, PM the person after them and contact me.

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Journal Entry 3 by Zenita from København K - City, København Amt Denmark on Friday, January 07, 2005
Sent to the UK today.

Journal Entry 4 by Fellraven from Redditch, Worcestershire United Kingdom on Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Received by post today as its first stop in a bookring. Many thanks!

Journal Entry 5 by Fellraven from Redditch, Worcestershire United Kingdom on Friday, February 11, 2005
My partner finished reading this book today. Apologies for it taking longer than he thought it would but he's been working long hours recently.

He said he enjoyed reading it very much and was particularly keen to compare the original novel with the film of the Lloyd-Webber musical version. The only disappointment he had was that the ending of the novel was unaccountably sudden and didn't really seem to emerge from the preceding story, as if Leroux was keen to just wrap it all up and make an end of it.

Anyway, many thanks Zenita for letting him read it!

I'll be forwarding it to Ftarazu as soon as I have his/her address.

Journal Entry 6 by Fellraven from Redditch, Worcestershire United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Posted to Ftarazu by airmail today.

Journal Entry 7 by Ftarazu from Ovar, Aveiro Portugal on Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Its with me now. I'll read it ASAP.

Journal Entry 8 by Ftarazu from Ovar, Aveiro Portugal on Monday, March 28, 2005
I rather liked the book...I had no clue whatsoever about the story and I have to agree that the end was quite sudden because everything else is so clear and detailed. Still, it was a pleasure to read it and every day I wanted to read a bit more. Im looking forward now to see the musical!!!
Im waiting for an address to send it...

Journal Entry 9 by Ftarazu from Ovar, Aveiro Portugal on Sunday, April 24, 2005
And the book is off to Nuela. I hope u like it...

Journal Entry 10 by Nuela from Milano, Lombardia Italy on Tuesday, April 26, 2005
I'll read it soon!

Journal Entry 11 by squirrel818 from Tafton, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, July 17, 2005
received in the mail today. I will read it asap.

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Journal Entry 13 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Monday, August 15, 2005
Received this one in the mail today. I've got a few other reads ahead of it, but should definitely be able to get to it within a month. This is my absolute favorite show, I've seen it on stage twice already, and I recently bought the extended DVD version of the Francis Lloyd Webber movie as well, so I'm really curious to read the book that started the phenomenon... Heh, the PHANTOM PHENOMENON! :)

Journal Entry 14 by CheriePie from Campbell, California USA on Thursday, September 01, 2005
I'm not really sure how I felt about this book compared to the Broadway musical and the Andrew Lloyd-Webber movie. Of course, the primary thing missing is the MUSIC... which I so love. It really makes the whole thing for me. Given that, the book was obviously a translation as the English is not necessarily written in a way that a native speaker would say or write it. Also, it was written back in 1911 so the language spoken in France at that time was also more proper than that which is spoken today. Given that, I can't say that it was difficult to read, just not as smooth as today's native English writers.

About the story itself, as was mentioned in the foreword, some liberties were taken with the musical and the movie, which in my opinion actually made it a bit better in some respects. But the book also went into more depth on the history and architecture of the Paris Opera House itself which you don't really get from the musical or the movie. All in all, I'd say they tend to complement each other fairly well, and I appreciate reading the book after having seen the Broadway musical twice, and I also have the extended DVD edition of the Lloyd-Webber movie in my personal DVD collection.

Thanks for sharing this Zenita. I've messaged vcrain, who according to her profile is on her honeymoon until Sept. 1 (which is today actually) so I expect to hear back from her shortly and will get it in the mail to her when I do.

UPDATE: Mailed out to vcrain in Virginia via Media Mail on 9/7/05.

Journal Entry 15 by vcrain from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, September 12, 2005
rec'd this today. will start reading it

Journal Entry 16 by vcrain from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, October 03, 2005
sent pm to the next person

Journal Entry 17 by vcrain from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Wednesday, October 05, 2005
sent by first class

Journal Entry 18 by danesnboxers from Union, Missouri USA on Sunday, October 16, 2005
Received in the mail Friday. I am halfway through another book and will read this one this coming week.
Danesnboxers

Journal Entry 19 by danesnboxers from Union, Missouri USA on Monday, October 31, 2005
Thought this was a very good book. Thanks for the opportunity to be in the bookring. I am mailing to shpriz1.
Danesnboxers

Journal Entry 20 by shpriz1 from Clifton, New Jersey USA on Saturday, November 05, 2005
Received it today. Will read it ASAP

Journal Entry 21 by shpriz1 from Clifton, New Jersey USA on Sunday, November 20, 2005
This book was awesome. I loved the story all over again. I wish the book came with a soundtrack. I was missing all this great music.
Thank you for sharing this book.
I have Xanocas' address and I will mail the book tomorrow.

Journal Entry 22 by shpriz1 at on Monday, November 21, 2005

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The book is off to Portugal

Journal Entry 23 by Xanocas on Friday, December 09, 2005
With me...

Thanks Zenita and shpriz1.

Journal Entry 24 by Xanocas on Thursday, June 29, 2006
Well, I've read it till finish because I wanted to know the end of the story, but it was not my cup of tea. The story seems never to end. But it has a good essence.

Journal Entry 25 by Zenita from København K - City, København Amt Denmark on Wednesday, July 05, 2006
The book has returned home.

Thanks everybody for moving it along and taking care of it :)

Journal Entry 26 by Zenita from København K - City, København Amt Denmark on Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sending it out in a bookray.

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