The Phantom of the Opera

by GASTON LEROUX | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060971401 Global Overview for this book
Registered by LaRue of Medford, New York USA on 9/23/2002
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by LaRue from Medford, New York USA on Monday, September 23, 2002
A haunting, heartbreaking story. Forget all the movies you've seen with this title, and really forget that wretched Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. One of the many times the book is better than all of them.

Journal Entry 2 by LaRue at on Monday, March 24, 2003
Released on Monday, March 24, 2003 at Sent to fellow bookcrosser in Espoo, Air Space Finland.

Sent surface rate to fellow bookcrosser vi0let in exchange for Agatha Christie "christmas pudding" novel.

Journal Entry 3 by vi0let from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, May 12, 2003
Just got it in the mail -and to TBR it goes (bookrings first).

Journal Entry 4 by vi0let from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, July 5, 2003
Finished the book a while ago, but didn´t have internet access.
Not as good as I´d thought.

Journal Entry 5 by vi0let from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, July 20, 2003
I´m organizing an international bookray for this.

I´ll send the book soon, but will keep the ray open for more members.
Participants so far:
Annelis in Finland
Letra in Portugal
Ok, seems that Fly46 in the US is REMOVED
First-Noel in the US
ResQgeek in the US
NOTE: FutureCat got the book in a trade. Now there´s even more room for new members ;)
Starbytes in Malaysia (wishes to be the last)

Journal Entry 6 by vi0let from Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, August 8, 2003
Book has been sent to Annelis. Hope you like it!

Journal Entry 7 by wingAnneliswing from Kerava, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Saturday, August 16, 2003
I got the book a couple of days ago, but had no access to my home computer earlier.
The book looks interesting and I am sure will not gather dust in my TBR pile for very long.

Kirja saapui jo pari päivää sitten, mutta en ole päässyt kotitietokoneelle vähän aikaa. Nytkin oli vaikeuksia: pari tuntia sai rassata ennenkuin keksin keinon Explorerin käynnistämiseksi (räpelöin asetuksia). Jostain syystä mokona Gatesin luomus ei tehnyt mitään, vaikka kuinka räpsyttelin. Pitäisiköhän vaihtaa selainta?
No, kirja näyttää hyvin luettavalta, joten alan lukea sitä kohta puoliin.

Journal Entry 8 by letra on Friday, November 28, 2003
Just got the book. I'll start to read it as soon as I finish The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

(Annelis, thank you so much for sending the russian magazine along with the book. I'm sure my friend will be really happy to get it!)

Journal Entry 9 by letra on Monday, January 5, 2004
After the first few pages, which I didn't find very compelling, I'm really enjoying this book. I'll finish it this week and mail it to the next person ASAP. Thanks for sharing :)

Journal Entry 10 by letra on Wednesday, January 7, 2004
What an excellent book! The last chapters kept me awake for hours past bedtime last night. Thanks again, vi0let, for this bookring.

Erik is on the way to First-Noel, as Fly46 doesn't have the time to read it right now. I hope you enjoy the envelope :)

Journal Entry 11 by First-Noel from San Antonio, Texas USA on Friday, February 13, 2004
Received this sometime this week. I just had the chance to visit my mailbox. I'm in the middle of another ring but this is next on the list. I'm so excited that I finally have a chance to read this one.

A little bit of First-Noel trivia: Phantom was the first bookring I ever signed up for when I first joined.

Journal Entry 12 by ResQgeek from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, March 15, 2004
The Phantom has safely arrived here in Virginia. I've got one bookray in line in front of him, but I'm looking forward to reading this and continuing it on its journey.

Journal Entry 13 by ResQgeek from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Saturday, March 27, 2004
I took the Phantom with me on vacation in the Dominican Republic this week. I read most of the book on the beach and on the plane trip home. It helped make my vacation a nice diversion from reality, which I badly needed!

While you can see where Andrew Lloyd Webber draws his inpiration, this book has a much higher level of detail and emotional content. While its a bit gothic in style, it remains a wonderful story about the power of music and love. Overall, I enjoyed reading this, and I'll be mailing it off to Malaysia on Monday.

Journal Entry 14 by ResQgeek from Alexandria, Virginia USA on Monday, March 29, 2004
This book is going to the Post Office this morning, to begin its long journey across the Pacific!

Journal Entry 15 by starbytes from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, April 9, 2004
Received today!! Thanks for the beautiful postcards, ResQgeek! Can't wait to read this book! Thanks for letting me be last, vi0let, so I don't have to worry about holding the book up. Will try to read it asap though, and if there aren't any new members, I'll either start a new bookray or release this in the wild. Thanks again! :)

Update 16th August 2004: I haven't read this book yet, but I've gotten my own copy of it for a permanent collection. This book will continue on its journey, I'm not sure how yet, but if anyone is interested in it, PM me to let me know and I'll pass it to you. I would like to be able to journal my thoughts about the book here though, even though I've already gotten my own copy. So I don't know when I'm going to get this book read, but I'll edit my journal entry when I do! Thanks for sharing!

Update 12th October 2004: Mailing this to someone for ozone-nut's sweepsakes! Not telling who though...;D

Journal Entry 16 by starbytes at on Thursday, October 14, 2004

Released 17 yrs ago (10/14/2004 UTC) at



I hope it's a surprise! :D

Journal Entry 17 by wingnimrodielwing from Evanston, Illinois USA on Wednesday, January 12, 2005
It is quite amazing, that two days ago I drew the winners name for the third RABCK Sweepstake, and then one day later (We got our mail very late) this shows up in my mailbox from the second RABCK Sweepstake. It took it nearly four months to make the trip from Malaysia here to Chicago, and arrived with its package being a bit battered and the corner torn (though that could have happened when it got put into the mailbox as the mail carrier will try and put book packages into the box sometimes).

I plan on reading this, as I read it back in high school and very much enjoyed it, though I am not sure when I shall get a chance to do so. As there are still alot of sweepstake books that I intend to read and release.

I also know exactly where this will get released when it is done.

Thank you for sharing this with me.

The photo is a view of the Belmont Harbor into Lake Michigan this fall after the boats were taken out for the winter.

Journal Entry 18 by wingnimrodielwing from Evanston, Illinois USA on Thursday, December 1, 2005
It has been a long time since I read this book. I'm grateful for having the chance to re-read it. It was just as good the second time around as it was the first.

Journal Entry 19 by wingnimrodielwing at Loyola University - Lakefront Campus in Chicago, Illinois USA on Thursday, December 1, 2005

Released 16 yrs ago (12/1/2005 UTC) at Loyola University - Lakefront Campus in Chicago, Illinois USA



Book was left wrapped well in a ziplock bag on the round benches in front of the student union building.

Hopefully some kind person will bring it in from the cold before it has too long of a sit.

Journal Entry 20 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Thursday, December 1, 2005
Walking to my class this afternoon I saw the book all lonely on the "Ash Tray" and I had to pick it up! I will read it probably during winter break when I have the chance after finals and hope to pass on the tradition.


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