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The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux
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deeannloso
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Bailedbailed

😴 Boring! 😴

dabbe @Clare-Dragonfly YES!!! 🤩🤩🤩 1mo
dabbe I tried to read this after seeing the play on Broadway and couldn't agree with you more: BORING! 🤩😂😀 1mo
deeannloso @dabbe 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
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The Phantom of the Opera is a celebrated Gothic Romance novel by French author Gaston Leroux, first published in 1910. In this his masterpiece, Leroux delivers a mesmerising thriller, exploring themes of romantic love, obsession and violence. Following her spectacular debut, the rumours of a ghost haunting the labyrinthine depths of the Paris Opera seem to become a reality, when young singer Christine Daaé vanishes.

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AroundTheBookWorld
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KadaGul WOW 😮 😳 2mo
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Blueberry
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Eggs 🖤 🎭 ❤️ 2mo
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jamield1911
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Bailedbailed

Bail at 47%.... I hate to bail, I do! 😔
I love the Phantom of the Opera musical. So I was excited to try the book. It just wasn't to my taste at all. I found it hard to follow, and I was finding it such a chore to read. This novel has made me really appreciate the absolute genius of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

I appreciate it's a much loved classic, but it's just not for me, unfortunately! I may re-listen to the soundtrack, so that counts, right?! 🤣

LiteraryinLawrence Hey, you tried! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
dabbe #hailthebail! #betterbooksahead I tried this and felt the same way. I also had the same experience with LES MIS. I saw both musicals on Broadway and just couldn't withstand the dense writing in the books. Maybe if I'd read them 1st ... 🤔 2mo
jamield1911 @dabbe I initially wondered if it was a little confusing in.parts due to it's age and being translated. But I just found the plot and writing all over the place. Just not for me. I'll stick to the musical! 🤣 2mo
dabbe @jamield1911 Same here! 🤩😂😀 2mo
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dabbe
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#HalloweenPoetryMatters
@TheSpineView
#night
#Scarathlon #HHC

Only included a few lyrics here from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. 🖤🖤🖤

TheSpineView Good choice! 😍 9mo
dabbe @TheSpineView 🖤🎃🖤 9mo
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dabbe
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#AutumnPlease
#Masque (instead of #Mask) 🤩
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
#Scarathlon #HHC #HalloweenHexesCoven

“Masquerade!
Paper faces on parade
Masquerade
Hide your face, so the world will never find you!“ (Phantom of the Opera)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent 🎭 9mo
Eggs Perfect 👌🏼 9mo
dabbe @Eggs 🖤🧡🖤 9mo
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vonnie862
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I used to read Phantom of the Opera every year but I took a break these past 2 years so I can read many other spooky books.

#sundayfunday
@BookmarkTavern

GondorGirl My friend and I exchange Halloween baskets every year and we always include a spooky book that we think the other will enjoy. 9mo
vonnie862 @GondorGirl I love that! 9mo
BookmarkTavern A spooky choice! And yeah, it‘s difficult to balance reread traditions and all the wonderful new books coming out! Thanks for posting! 9mo
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DGRachel
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There is no shortage of drama queens to choose from in The Phantom of the Opera. I just love to hate our Prima Donna, Carlotta, and honestly I chose this track because Notes makes me laugh every time I listen to it. #dramaqueen #titlesandtunes

Cinfhen Ohhhh! Cool choice 🫶🏼 11mo
vonnie862 Lol I was thinking of this choice too but I decided not to reread Phantom this year. Notes & Prima Donna are so much fun! 11mo
BarbaraBB Great choice!! 11mo
willaful My drama queen is from a Phantom retelling. 😁 11mo
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dabbe
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#BookBinge
#Dancing
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

“Masquerade!
Paper faces on parade ...
Masquerade!
Hide your face
so that the world
will never find you.“ 🎭

vonnie862 I totally sang that! 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤❤️🖤 11mo
dabbe @vonnie862 Me, too! 11mo
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OriginalCyn620
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These are the books I read for the fall quarter of #booked2023. I was disappointed with the tagged book, TBH, but I‘m glad that I read it.

Cinfhen 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 14mo
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mspixieears
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Panpan

Finished it, and did enjoy the second and third quarter, but the story was really let down by this edition‘s translator.

A lot of questionable themes (disability, child labour, orientalism, suicide and related ideation), but also fascinating insight into stage craft, French arts and history of the time period.

It still feels good to finish a book I didn‘t always enjoy, as it‘s a good reminder to be able to articulate WHY. (self-reminder!)

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mspixieears
The Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux

“…I want to live like everybody else. I want to have a wife like everybody else and to take her out on Sundays.”

(ch. 22)

uh yeah bro, wives aren‘t Pokemon and they usually choose you back 😭

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abookdragonsretreat
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Dark, borderline gothic and passionate!
It's fast paced and fairly short, the mystery and atmosphere was so good and I loved the plot. I tabbed so many quotes, the writing was simple yet effective. It also had some good philosophical points and the ending wrapped up nicely. I'm now off to watch the adaptation of it!

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mspixieears
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I know life is short and too short for books we don‘t enjoy, but really enjoying reading mindfully and actually being able to articulate why certain themes or narratives aren‘t compelling.

Started trying to read on the train as part of anytime I commute, and noticing that being able to focus on the text, and block out others‘ conversations is also a skill!

Not super-enjoying this but glad to be experiencing. Cats are excellent motivators too!

Smrloomis 😻 Super cute! 1y
mspixieears @Smrloomis sure is! and the best reading motivation 🥰 1y
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mspixieears
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Reading before bed is something I‘ve not done in forever so am trying to cultivate it as a habit to spend less time watching stuff on laptop.

It‘s been going pretty well! Finding it hard to get into as there seems to be odd spots where it doesn‘t seem well translated from French into English (US English? it‘s been inconsistent)…also not sure I‘d recommend this to children (maybe pre-teen and up?).

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Cazxxx
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Finally starting this today

dabbe One of my faves. I was lucky to see it on Broadway back in the late 1980s with Crawford and Brightman. Now I have to listen to the soundtrack again! 💚💚💚 1y
Cazxxx @dabbe That must have been an amazing experience! I‘m loving the book and would really love to see the stage version now 🧡 1y
dabbe @Cazxxx And I'll have to reread the book! 🤣💚🤗 1y
Cazxxx @dabbe I think you should! 😃😃 1y
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The ghost in the Paris Opera existed. He was not, as was long believed, a delusion of the singers, a superstition of the managers, or a ludicrous fantasy concocted by the overheated brains of the dancers in the corps de ballet, their mothers, the ushers, the cloakroom attendants, and the concierge.
#ThePhantomOfTheOpera #GastonLeroux #firstline #booklist #Classics #Fiction #Horror #Romance #Gothic #Mystery #HistoricalFiction #France #Fantasy 🤎🤎

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OriginalCyn620
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Mehso-so

I saw a stage production of this years ago and really loved it, but the book was just so-so. Maybe it was the audiobook narration? I‘m not sure, but at any rate, I‘m glad I read it!

#bookspinbingo
#loveathon2023
#booked2023 - about a monster

Bluebird I wasn‘t a fan of the book either: likely for the same reason.I saw Andrew Lloyd Weber‘s musical production first. It would have been hard for anything to top that (for me). 1y
Cinfhen The musical is so spectacular but I‘ve heard the book is subpar at best. Congrats on attempting and completing the novel. Also great choice for the prompt!!! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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dabbe All-time Broadway fave, closely followed by Les Mis. ❣️❣️❣️ 1y
MatchlessMarie Great choice! 1y
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vonnie862
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Eggs 🖤🎭🖤 2y
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Eggs Perfect 🖤🖤 2y
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TheKidUpstairs
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#OnThisDay in 1908 Gaston Leroux' The Phantom of the Opera began serialization in Le Gaulois. Leroux's inspiration for the tale came from a real fire which caused a chandelier to crash, and rumors of ghosts haunting Paris' famed Palais Garnier. The story was not immediately successful, but slowly grew a sort of cult fan base. (Cont'd in comments) #HistoryGetsLIT

TheKidUpstairs To date, it has been adapted into just about every medium available (please do yourself a favor and check out the poster for Robert Englund's Phantom) including the longest running show on Broadway. 2y
rubyslippersreads Soon to close on Broadway … 😢 2y
vivastory @rubyslippersreads I listened to it again last night 2y
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Pendant ma lecture, j'avais un verre d'eau à côté de moi puisqu'il faisait chaud. Également, j'avais mes lunettes de soleil. J'en avais besoin, car j'avais de la difficulté à lire à cause de la lumière. Puis, j'entendais en même temps de lire le chant des oiseaux, ce qui m'a permis de profiter de l'extérieur et de lire en toute tranquillité.

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Bookwomble 😄 2y
LibrarianRyan It's because his mask didn't cover his mouth. 😁 2y
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VioletMoonBooks
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wordslinger42 😂😂 2y
ladym30 Love this!❤️ 2y
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VioletMoonBooks
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paperwitchs 😂😂 2y
Tera66 😄 2y
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VioletMoonBooks
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Bookwomble 😄 3y
wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 3y
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Surely it will not be buried in a pauper‘s grave! I maintain that the skeleton of the Opera ghost belongs in the archives of the National Academy of Music; it is no ordinary skeleton.
#ThePhantomOfTheOpera #GastonLeroux #lastline #closingline #book #books #booklist #booklust #booklove #booklover #booklovers #bookloversunite #bookz #bookzesty #bookzilla #bookzine #bookzoneb#bookxcess #bookcollection #Classics #Fiction #Horror #Romance #Gothic ❤️‍🔥

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TotalAshHat
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Absolutely stunning! A work of ever shifting themes and focus, wherein, I can say, there are many many villains, yet only one hero who will defy expectations. Part romance, part humor, part mystery and thriller and horror and philosophical musing—THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is divine and a wonderful start to my book reading this year!

BookmarkTavern Welcome to Litsy! 🎉🎉 3y
TotalAshHat @ozma.of.oz Thank you! Pretty excited to find this book lovers community! 3y
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it. Some will be old, some will be new - don't judge me, I have a lot of books.

Day 163th

Join the fun if you want!

#tbrpile

Andrew65 I still need to read this. (edited) 3y
Ast_Arslan @Andrew65 same 😂 we both will read it one day 😂 3y
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Twainy
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🎧 I saw Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s The Phantom of the Opera 3X at the Civic Opera House in Chicago. All the stars!

Yesterday I listened to the book. The narrator was mediocre. No singing or music. The 4th wall is broken & the narrator speaks to us as though he‘s recalling facts. 20% in the pace picks up & suddenly the story fell into my limited knowledge base.

It was what I expected yet with more detail.

I‘m on a 3-star kick lately.

⭐️⭐️⭐️3/4 👇🏻

Twainy I can‘t believe I‘m going to say this & maybe it‘s because they‘re just different mediums .... the book was not better than ALW‘s masterwork. Still worth a read or listen. I enjoyed both. As for movies ... Gerard Butler was nice to look at of course but I love me some B movies!! Hammer House W00T & Lon Chaney IS The hideous Phantom in my book! He applied his own makeup for that role! 🖤 😁 😈 (edited) 3y
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" The Phantom of the Opera " As a recommendation from my girlfriend @HellGL ,I've started to read this book (in Romanian) with pretty much enthusiasm and I finished describing it as one of the best books I've ever read. What I really, really loved was how the villain was placed in this story. It was something different for me and I can easily call it masterpiece?.

HellGL Omg babe. An amazing book for sure 🖤 3y
TacoFromHell Indeed😌 3y
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TalesandTexts
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Funny in parts, scientific in others and a bit confused overall, this book was a mixed bag, but in a good way. I wouldn't put it in the list of must-read classics, but it was entertaining to learn so much about the Paris Opera House. If there's one thing I do find commendable, it's Leroux's ability to set the scene. And I felt really sorry for Erik - why do classic writers always give their most inspired characters the shorter end of the stick?

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I had to dnf this one for now, as the audio I have doesn't have Chapter 5-8
So disappointed, I really enjoyed it.
I love Ralph Cosham as a reader

Butterfinger That's awful. 3y
Enchanted_Bibliophile @Butterfinger It's actually a bit weird. It say Chapter 5 and then nothing and the it say Chapter 6 and then nothing and so on. Then only at chapter 9 does the reading continue. I've never experienced something like this before 3y
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- Holy angel, in Heaven blessed,
My spirit longs with thee to rest

DarkMina Love it! ❤️ 3y
STORYBOOK-CAFE @DarkMina Phantom of the Opera is in my top 5 favorite books of all time 💕❤️ 3y
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
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Winter Hayes as Christine Daaé from #ThePhantomOfTheOpera ❤️

rubyslippersreads Adorable! 😍 3y
MeganAnn Oh my goodness she‘s getting so big! ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @MeganAnn she really is, and I am so torn with how I feel about it ❤️ 3y
Gissy So pretty! 💖✨💫 3y
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It was the evening when Monsieur Debienne and Monsieur Poligny, the outgoing managers of the Paris Opera, gave their last gala performance on the occasion of their departure.
#ThePhantomOfTheOpera #GastonLeroux #book #books #firstline #openingline #booklust #booklist #booklove #booklover #booklovers #bookloversunite #bookz #bookzesty #bookzilla #bookzine #bookzone #bookxcess #bookcollection #bookcollector #Classics #Fiction #Horror #Romance 💛💛🧡

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Bailedbailed

I vowed to read more classics, Phantom is my favourite musical - OMG I just can't continue I'm half way through and I have to put this down. I must say though after reading even this much you truly appreciate just how much of a genius Andrew Lloyd Webber, his lyricist and the script writer are even more. #booknotbetter

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Tianarose
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Pickpick

So glad that I finally read this! It was delightful!

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Tianarose
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Bed time reading! I can‘t believe I‘ve waited this long to read this.... and yes the songs from the musical are running through my head 🎶🎵

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MariaW
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Yesterday evening I finished Phantom of the Opera. I really liked the plot in general even though the back and forth of Christine‘s character was a bit annoying. Since I never wayched the movie till the end I was a bit surprised by the ending. The description of the opera building qnd machinerie behind it were very interesting as well. 😊

LitStephanie I guess all we can do is READ plays right now! I love this musical but am always annoyed with Christine as she seems so weak. 4y
MariaW @LitStephanie Me too. 🙈 4y
charl08 Beautiful view! 🤩 4y
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MariaW
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I found time to read yesterday evening and went on with the Phantom of the Opera. It started to accelerate it‘s pace, now I can‘t put it away. 🤗

Cinfhen Beautiful photo 4y
Lylah What a view! Gorgeous! 4y
MariaW @Cinfhen & @Lylah Thanks a lot. 😊 4y
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Cortg
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This is my July wrap up! I‘m more than 1/2 through 3 books that I‘ll finish in August. The tagged book was my favorite this month. 😀

ElizaMarie Oooo I loved it too! 4y
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