The Phantom of the Opera
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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)
Participants so fare (not the final list):
(): Shipping pref.
- Fellraven, UK
- Ftarazu, Portugal (int.?)
- Nuela, Italy(Eur(US))
- squirrel818, Neb. US (US)
- CheriePie, Mas. US (US)
- vcrain, Vir. US (US(int.))
- Danesnboxers, MO, US (?)
- shpriz1, NY, US (int.)
- Xanocas, Portugal (EU)
- Back to me, Denmark
I've borrowed these rules from nmarshall88
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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.
Im waiting for an address to send it...
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
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.
Thank you for sharing this book.
I have Xanocas' address and I will mail the book tomorrow.
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The book is off to Portugal
Thanks everybody for moving it along and taking care of it :)