The Phantom of the Opera
One of the greatest horror stories of all time, "The Phantom of the Opera" makes compulsive reading. It abounds with wonderful descriptions, extraordinary events, tragedy, horror, pathos, humour and a gallery of charming minor characters. Leroux's portrait of the hideous musician, crazed by his... show more
One of the greatest horror stories of all time, "The Phantom of the Opera" makes compulsive reading. It abounds with wonderful descriptions, extraordinary events, tragedy, horror, pathos, humour and a gallery of charming minor characters. Leroux's portrait of the hideous musician, crazed by his own extreme ugliness, shows compassionate insight into the criminally insane mind.
Publish date: 1995
Publisher: Wordsworth Classics
Pages no: 201
Edition language: English
I read this with the serial reader app. I love how accessible it makes classic books. You get a small portion of the book each day, and before you know it... you're done. I even find myself reading ahead from time to time to see what happens next. I never read this one before and I never even saw ...
Well, that was crappy. Things do happen in this novel, and yet, it somehow manages to be completely anticlimactic. How? Everything important happens "off-screen" to characters Leroux never bothered to even consider that someone would want to read about, despite being the lead characters in the novel...
I wanted to like this one more than i did. I hate when i dislike a classic because i feel like i'm just dumb and i'm missing something, but other negative reviews of this book make me feel a little bit better about the way i feel about it. (Also, it seems to me that a lot of the positive reviews are...
“No more talk of darkness. Forget these wide-eyed fears. I'm here, nothing can harm you. My words will warm you and calm you...” OK OK, I won't go there, no Andrew Lloyd Wibbly in this review. The Phantom of the Opera seems to have joined the rank of books that few people bother to read because too ...
Zazwyczaj staram się najpierw przeczytać książkę. Jednak w przypadku "Upiora Opery" pierwszeństwo miał film. Teraz nie wiem czy to dobrze czy źle dla książki...Mimo, iż minęło już dobrych parę lat, to w pamięci wciąż mam obraz Joela Schumachera: "The Phantom of the Opera" (wersja z 2004 roku) i dźwi...
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