Friday, August 21, 2009
Phantom of the Opera
I've seen this book in play form and in movie form before ever reading it. I have to say (sorry Kim), I am not a fan of this book.
I found Christine Daae extremely annoying. She was so weak and gullible. I mean, a "voice" is teaching you to sing, and you think this is normal? You go along with it? You disappear for a period of time with this "angel" and this is o.k.? The man you love wants to marry you but you can't "anger the voice?" Argh. She irritated me.
Erik/The Phantom was not even remotely likable. He enjoyed creating torture rooms? He kidnaps Christine and I am supposed to feel something for him? Not even a little.
The only characters I liked even a little were The Persian and Raoul. That's it.
I was just so disappointed in this book. I wanted to like it so much. I wanted there to be this amazing love story, but I didn't feel it. I felt irritated immensely with the girl, and downright apathetic about the Phantom.