"Phantom of the Opera fans no longer need to ponder what was in Erik's past, as Kay has created one for him in this deeply moving, poignant story. . . This sad, but beautiful, novel will be especially popular with [those] who have enjoyed the current musical . . . " – School Library Journal “A... show more
"Phantom of the Opera fans no longer need to ponder what was in Erik's past, as Kay has created one for him in this deeply moving, poignant story. . . This sad, but beautiful, novel will be especially popular with [those] who have enjoyed the current musical . . . " – School Library Journal “A MUST READ! Haunting and riveting.”– Rave Reviews “Do we really need another spin-off of Gaston Leroux’s horror tale, The Phantom of the Opera? IF IT’S AS GOOD AS SUSAN KAY’S PHANTOM, YOU BET WE DO! – The Times Picayune “A VICTORY! STAYS WITH YOU AFTER THE LAST PAGE IS TURNED . . .” – Palm Beach Post Phantom From birth, Erik is disfigured, at once blessed and cursed. Inborn genius lifts him to the heights of the mind, but a horrible deformity denies him both his mother’s love and any chance at recognition. He escapes imprisonment to live a life on the run; he kills to be free. Finally, at the Paris Opera House, he encounters beautiful, talented Christine and defies the world and himself in a desperate attempt to love and be loved.
Publish date: November 24th 2005
Publisher: Media Creations Inc
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
by Susan Kay Phantom is a re-telling of the story of The Phantom of the Opera. It's a story that captures the imagination written by an author I've read once before and really enjoyed, so my expectations were admittedly high. I wasn't to be disappointed. It starts from the point of view of Erik'...
One of my favorite books of the year, I definitely liked it more than the original classic. I know some of you will take it as a blasphemy, but I felt Phantom was funnier. For me, Erik's point of view is much more compelling in Phantom than Christine's and Raoul's in the musical (or Leroux' classic)...
Eh they wrote yet another remake..lovely. none of them can compare to the original phantom of the opera!
This is definitely a must-read for any Phantom fan! There are truly no words to explain the beauty and the humanity that Erik a.k.a. The Phantom possesses in this book. It made me cry, it made me laugh, it made me gasp in horror and tremble with anticipation. Susan Kay does a fantastic job capturing...
I added another star today based on the fact that I could still remembered this book even when I read it years ago.The plot is the backbone story of the phantom from phantom of the opera. It is based on how this man had reached to this stage of life, and become the phantom. If you like phantom of th...