The story of a man named Erik, an eccentric, physically deformed genius who terrorizes the Opera Garnier in Paris. He builds his home beneath it and takes the love of his life, a beautiful soprano, under his wing.
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By Dawn Stargazer
This was written in the 1800's way before the play, broadway or movie. Don't say that this version is a bad book version.
By Ball bball
It was good, for the first few pages at least. it was very hard to comprehend so I just started scrolling and I tried finding the pictures, There were no pictures.
BEST. BOOK. EVER.
By Fluffy unicorn7744
The title says it all. There's so much detail and mystery. LOVE the romance and drama. I had seen the 2004 movie, but I never realized it was a book. Then, I read the book, and there was so much more detail and even MORE drama than in the movie. All in all, I loved it. 😊
Phantom Of The Opera by Gaston Leroux
I have read this masterpiece over 35 times and every time I read it again I love it more. I would recommend it to everyone. There is pain, passion, humor, obsession and most of all love. You will never be the same after reading this wonderful book.
My two favorite characters are Erik and the Persian.
This Will Explain Everything...
After a confusing start, the book settles into a very vivid and suspenseful read. If you’ve seen the musical (and who hasn’t), it will help you make sense of the book’s beginning scenes, background, and characters; especially if you’re unaccustomed to all the French references, as I was. Unlike other reviews here, I feel like the musical stays fairly close to the book (a point that will not be lost on anyone who has read Wicked after seeing the musical—seriously??) absent the Persian: “ Did I not say Box 5 is to be kept empty?” and “Don Juan Triumphant.” The book also gives us more insight into Erik. It really is an awesome read that stands on its own and quite scary even by today’s gory, bloated standards.
A True Classic
I absolutely love this book! My favorite character has to be the phantom. He has such a deep,unknown history that is slowly brought to light throughout the story and your opinion of him though the story is constantly changing- he could be considered a madman, genius, or really, a despised person who just wants to fit in but was never able to. The suspension in the story always keeps you wanting to read more until you reach the ending which (spoiler alert) is heartbreaking.
DAT ENDING THO
By Lavada Lenore
Really, REALLY sad ending. Poor, unhappy Erik... :( I was into the musical before I read the book, and they were VERY different, but as long as you think of them as two totally different things they're both individually good. My favorite part of the book is when Erik is talking to the Persian... '[B]ut I warn you, seriously, don't let me catch you there again!... Upon my word, you don't seem to be able to take a hint!' I dunno, I just thought that speech was funny XD
By The trap and toture ghost
Thats was very mysterious and supensful and the love of the ghost was just a abosulte rose
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