The Phantom of the Opera, Paperback Book

The Phantom of the Opera Paperback

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The thrilling story of the 'Opera Ghost', legendary for making performers at the Paris Opera House apprehensive when they sit in their dressing-rooms or walk alone in the building's corridors.

But it isn't until the triumphant performance the sensual Christine and her startling disappearance that a sense of dread begins to pervade.

In an ever increasing pattern of fear and violence, the phantom of the opera begins to strike, but always with the beautiful young singer at the centre of his macabre desires.

Filled with the colour and theatrical spectacle of the Paris Opera House and the fascination of love transformed into murderous obsession, this classic work of suspense remains a rivetting journey into the dark regions of the human heart.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Classic crime
  • ISBN: 9780140368130

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Title: The Phantom of the OperaAuthor: Gaston LerouxGenre: Horror, Mystery# of pages: 336 pagesStart date:End date:Borrowed/bought: boughtMy rating of the book, F- [worst] to A [best]: ADescription of the book: This story was set in a Paris Opera House in 1880. The story is of the Opera Ghost, a tale recounting the Phantom of the Opera, whom fell in love with Christine Daae.Review: I loved the Phantom of the Opera movie, and I've been meaning to read this for a while. The underground lair of the Phantom was described a lot more and seemed more sinster- down to the torture room that the Phantom had. The background that described the Phantom was much different than what was portrayed in the movie/play. Towards the middle of the book he seemed very sinister, and was probably the creepiest part in the book. I hated Christine and Raoul's relationship at times, they seemed petty. Christine also seemed naive- which was intentional I am sure, so at times, she got on my nerves. My favorite characters were the new owners/managers. They were probably my favorite part of the book. I don't want to spoil the end- but it was a surprise to me!

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Meh....give me the musical!!!! "runs to put Michael Crawford & Sarah Brightman on her iTunes...and Ramin Karimloo..."